Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the world record for most goals scored in men’s international football

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for goals scored in men’s international football as he hit his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland.

The 36-year-old scored two late headers after he had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu.

Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, held the record which Ronaldo equalled 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 historic moment, one that was being eagerly looked forward to since the commencement of the tournament.

“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.”

The Portuguese forward, who has recently signed with Manchester United, had a frustrating start to the match as he missed to convert a penalty in the 15th minute. Ireland took the lead in the 45th minute with defender John Egan putting the ball behind the back of the nets.

But Irish fans suffered a heartbreak as Ronaldo’s late heroics saved the match for his team.