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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks men’s international scoring record


Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the all-time men’s leading international goalscorer.

Manchester United’s new signing powered home superb headers in the 89th and 96th minutes to beat Ali Daei’s 109-goal record and move onto 111.

He hit his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland.

Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, held the record which Ronaldo equaled with a double against France at Euro 2020.

The Manchester United forward has also equaled Sergio Ramos’ European record for men’s caps – with his 180th Portugal appearance.

The superstar whipped off his shirt in trademark fashion as Estadio Algarve wildly celebrated Portugal’s favorite son, holding his iconic No7 jersey aloft.

A yellow card for his celebration means he can head to Manchester after Saturday’s friendly with Qatar rather than flying to Azerbaijan.

He declared after the final whistle: “I’m happy not only because I got the record but for the special moments that we had with two goals at the end.”

This is the latest landmark to push the argument for the Portuguese to be considered an all-time great.