Cristiano Ronaldo makes Guinness World Record for most goals scored in international football (soccer) matches by an Individual (male). The 36-year-old Portuguese forward’s goal tally is now 111. He breaks the record of most goals for the country on Wednesday night in the match against Ireland. Portugal had their opening game of World Cup qualifiers in their home ground against Ireland and Ronaldo was in the playing 11. Despite having a low-key game, the Portuguese forward hit two goals in the last minutes and helped Portugal win their opening game.
In the pre-match Cristiano was being awarded Euro 2020 top goalscorer award for his five goals in the tournament. Before this game, the 36-year-old has 109 goals for his country Portugal and he needed only one to break the former Iranian football team captain Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals. At a very early stage, Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo’s Portugal and Manchester United teammate won a penalty, but the five-time Ballon d’Or winner missed from the spot and couldn’t give the lead to Portugal. After trailing for more than 45 minutes in the game, Cristiano scored two heading goals in the second half to win the game for Portugal and go past the great Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals.
The 36-year-old Portuguese and Manchester United forward won the Guinness World Record on Friday for scoring the most (111) goals in international Men’s football. Ronaldo also made a post on his Instagram account on Friday with the certificate of the Guinness World Record saying it’s good to be recognized as a world record-breaker.