The 36-year-old scored twice from the spot against France, tying Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo is used to setting records, but his latest one is one of the most significant of his career.
The Portugal star netted twice from the spot against France on Wednesday, making him the joint-top scoring men’s international player of all time.
Ronaldo reached 109 career international goals, tying former Iran star Ali Daei and inspiring plenty of reaction on social media – including from Daei himself.
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What was said?
Cristiano 🐐 Ronaldo is now the all-time top goalscorer of:
✅ Real Madrid
✅ Portugal NT
✅ Euros qualifiers
✅ All national teams
✅ World Cup + Euros
✅ Champions League
✅ All professional football
✅ European club competitions
✅ International club competitions pic.twitter.com/p1RSbTu41U
— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) June 23, 2021
Ronaldo scores another penalty. His 109th international goal. He’s equalled Ali Daei’s all-time record. He’s scored more goals for his country than any of the pundits in our studio (Lampard, Ferdinand, Shearer) have made international appearances. 🤣
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) June 23, 2021
Ronaldo’s won the league in England, Spain and Italy, five European Cups, the Euros and, at the age of 36, is currently the top scorer at #EURO2020. He is without peer.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) June 23, 2021
Knowing Ronaldo, will try and score 78 goals in his next game to tie Christine Sinclair for the all-time record 🐐 https://t.co/G44zrIHt2g
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) June 23, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 53 international goals in the time between Karim Benzema’s 27th and 28th goals for France.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) June 23, 2021
What’s next for Portugal?
Ronaldo’s brace helped Portugal draw France 2-2 in their Group F finale, clinching third place in the group.
The result secured Portugal’s place in the last 16 as one of the best four third-place finishers, with France winning Group F and Germany finishing as runners-up.
Portugal will take on Belgium in the last 16 on Sunday.
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