Cristiano Ronaldo breaks goal scoring record as his late double earns Portugal victory vs Rep Ireland - Watch the goals
Cristiano Ronaldo smashed the men's international football world record for goals scored when he scored his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their thrilling 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory over the Republic of Ireland.
The 36-year-old scored two late headers – breaking and extending the record – following Gavin Bazunu's penalty save.
Ali Daei set the record for Iran with 109 goals between 1993 and 2006, which Ronaldo equalled with a brace against France at Euro 2020.
With his 180th Portugal appearance, the Manchester United attacker has also equalled Sergio Ramos' European record for men's caps.
With this latest achievement, Cristiano Ronaldo should be considered the greatest footballer of all time.
He is already the all-time leading scorer in club football's premier competition, the European Cup/Champions League, which he has won five times.
Additionally, the former Real Madrid attacker is the all-time leading scorer in the European Championships (14) and in the Euros and World Cups combined (21).
Cristiano Ronaldo slaps Dara O'Shea before the penalty miss
"He probably shouldn't raise his arms but it's nothing dangerous."— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 2, 2021
Was Cristiano Ronaldo fortunate to stay on the pitch after raising his hands to Dara O'Shea before he missed his first-half penalty? 👀 pic.twitter.com/tvAvSV1o7Z