Cristiano Ronaldo breaks men’s all-time international scoring record

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest goal scorer in men’s international football after breaking a 15-year record set by Ali Daei.

He scored the record-breaking goals in Portugal 2 – 1 win in their World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday.

The newly minted Manchester United man’s record mark arrived in the 89th minute of Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Goncalo Guedes swung in a cross from the right wing, with Ronaldo rising to meet the service and head home the record-breaking equaliser.

He added his 111th international goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time, leading his side to a 2-1 comeback win.

The Portuguese icon took his shirt off in wild celebration on one of the most memorable nights of a career littered with them.

Ronaldo, who took home the golden boot from the Euros with six goals is now 34 strikes ahead of the next-highest active men’s player (behind Daei) Ali Mabkhout, who has 76 goals in 92 for the UAE.

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