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Cristiano Ronaldo international goal record: Portugal star can BEAT Ali Daei’s world record TONIGHT vs Ireland

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CRISTIANO RONALDO can BEAT the international goals world record in Portugal’s World Cup 2022 qualifier with Ireland.

The Portugal captain, 36, is now up to it 109 – meaning he’s LEVEL with Iranian legend Ali Daei’s record.

Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against France at Euro 2020[/caption]

Cristiano Ronaldo has now EQUALLED Ali Daei’s international goal record in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against France at Euro 2020

The iconic attacker reached the mark in Portugal’s thrilling 2-2 draw against France, at Euro 2020 earlier in the summer, where he netted two penalties.

Ronaldo has been bearing down on the record for some time now, having scored his 100th Portugal goal against Sweden in September 2020.

The Juventus star equalled this summer in the Euros after smashing two penalties past France.

But he failed to surpass the record in Portugal’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium in the last-16 of the competition.

Daei notched an incredible 109 goals in 140 appearances for Iran, before retiring from the game in 2006.

His record has stood for an impressive 14 years, and not even Lionel Messi or Neymar have come anywhere near it.

“All records must be broken and I will beat that record,” Ronaldo said before he scored twice against Sweden.


Just below Ronaldo in the scoring charts is Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas, who tallied up an astonishing 84 goals in just 85 apps.

Following Ronaldo’s breaking of the century barrier, his ex-Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand called the achievement ‘crazy’.

Ferdinand said: “Some players don’t even get 100 goals in their whole career.

“This isn’t even about your club goals, this is just the national team. It’s crazy.”

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