Sunday, October 17 2021

There’s a new men’s international scoring champion and his name is Cristiano Ronaldo. During Wednesday’s game against Ireland, Ronaldo set the all-time men’s international scoring record with a clutch goal to tie things up.

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Ronaldo’s record-setting goal came in the 88th minute of the contest. With Portugal facing a 1-0 deficit, Ronaldo found space in front of the net, and scored on a header to claim the record.

It was Ronaldo’s 110 international goal.

Moments later, he added to that record. In the 90th minute, Ronaldo scored another goal on a header to give Portugal the 2-1 win over Ireland.

Cristiano Ronaldo sets men’s international scoring record

With his first goal Wednesday, Ronaldo passed Ali Daei of Iran, who scored 109 career international goals during his career. 

Ronaldo has a long way to go if he wants to set the all-time international goals record regardless of gender. Canada’s Christine Sinclair holds that record with 187 international goals. 

Faro , Portugal - 1 September 2021; Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match between Portugal and Republic of Ireland at Estádio Algarve in Faro, Portugal. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)Faro , Portugal - 1 September 2021; Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match between Portugal and Republic of Ireland at Estádio Algarve in Faro, Portugal. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Faro , Portugal – 1 September 2021; Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match between Portugal and Republic of Ireland at Estádio Algarve in Faro, Portugal. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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