Portugal and Manchester United forward became the highest goal-scorer in International football after scoring a record breaking 100th goal in his countries 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland, which took the former Sporting Lisbon players goal scoring tally to 111.
There’s not many superlatives left to describe Cristiano Ronaldo, but even he at 36 has taken his game to dizzy new heights with this latest in a countless list of impressive records.
Leading goalscorer in Champions League history, as well as being leading goalscorer for Real Madrid, and the fastest player to get to 100 Serie A goals, there’s not much more left for Ronaldo to achieve in football.
We can’t forget to mention that Ronaldo is the only man to score 50 plus goals in six consecutive seasons. Not bad from a once skinny kid from Madeira who was told he would never make it.
Today on Wednesday, the 1st of September, yet another footballing record has been completed by arguably one of Portugal greatest players. An International goal tally of 109 goals scored by Iranian captain Ali Daei was going to take some beating and so it proved.
Sunil Chehthri and Lionel Messi are two players who come anywhere near CR7 for most goals scored in International football, but just like with the Champions League record Cristiano is miles out on his own.
The Portugal captain looked all but set to have his name written in the record books during the Euro 2020 championships after equalling Daei’s record with a brace, but Belgium put an end to that fairy tale, as they knocked out the then holders Portugal 1-0 in the round of 16.
Having had his early penalty saved by 19-year old Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, Ronaldo wasn’t to be denied his moment in the bright lights. Just for good measure Cristiano Ronaldo has gone level with Sergio Ramos, with 180 International appearances.
Some parts of the football community mock Cristiano Ronaldo, but any level-headed football fan will mourn the day CR7 hangs his boots up for good. We salute you legend.