Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Iconic Record For Most Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time leading scorer in men's international football when he headed two goals to give Portugal a 2-1 comeback victory over Ireland in group A of world cup qualifying.
The 36-year-old scored two late headers - to break and extend the record - after he had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu.
Ali deal, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, held the record which Ronaldo equaled 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 world record - only ratified by FIFA this summer - is the 195 Malaysia caps won by Soh Chin Ann between 1969 and 1984.
Ronaldo, who rejoined United from Juventus on deadline day, and daei are the only two male players to score 90 or more international goals.