Cristiano Ronaldo sets new record for most international goals

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Cristiano Ronaldo sets new record for most international goals

CRISTIANO RONALDO PORTUGAL

CRISTIANO RONALDO PORTUGAL

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At the European Championship, Cristiano Ronaldo had already equalized the record of Ali Daei. Now the Portuguese is the sole record holder.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 110th international goal for Portugal in Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland. Thus, the 36-year-old striker is now the sole record holder for most international goals before ex-Bayern professional Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

Ronaldo scored against the Irish in the 89th minute to 1: 1.

Cristiano Ronaldo: 110 goals in 180 international matches for Portugal

The five-time world footballer of Manchester United has needed for the record 180 international matches. He made his debut in August 2003 in a friendly match against Kazakhstan. CR7 scored his first goal for Portugal in a 2-1 defeat to Greece in the opening game of the 2004 European Championship.

Ronaldo and Daei are clearly ahead of the third and fourth place in the leaderboard. Mokhtar Dahari (89 goals for Malaysia) is listed in third place, followed by Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas (84 goals) in fourth place.

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