Cristiano Ronaldo has broken yet another record and immortalised his name in this beautiful game. Last night against Ireland, he missed a penalty and yet managed to score a brace and surpass Ali Daei, the Iranian Striker to become the highest ever goalscorer in international football.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now 111 International goals in his spell and has overtaken Ali Daei who has 109 goals to his name. These two are the only footballers to have scored 100+ international goals in their respective careers.
Last night as the Irish defender John Egan gave Ireland the lead in the 45th minute, the Portuguese crowd had gone silent in the second half but not for long as their captain stood up and celebrated twice, once in six minutes of the stoppage time where he broke the Irish hearts.
“I’m very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had,” Ronaldo said. “Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end.”
Ronaldo will play in the Qatar World Cup 2022, the 36-year-old has never won a World Cup for Portugal and the only major international trophy for him has been the Euro 2016 after defeating France in the finals. He will surely be looking forward to giving his final shot for the most prestigious football title before hanging up his boots.
This transfer window has been the most exciting in recent years with Lionel Messi and Ronaldo both making some surprising transfer moves of all time. Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has given the United fans a ray of hope in their consistent failure in the Champions League. The veteran football player will surely be looking forward to ending United’s title drought.