Ali Daei’s long standing record has been shattered by Cristiano Ronaldo, and he is officially Guinness book of record top goalscorer in men’s international football on 111 goals.

It is official, Guinness World Record has confirmed Ronaldo as the all-time men’s international goalscorer, Ronaldo shattered Ali Daei’s standing record of 109-goals record against Ireland taking his tally to 111 international goals.

This new position was confirmed after he received a certificate from Guinness World Records making him the highest goalscorer in men’s international football. Ronaldo drew level with the Iranian at the Euro 2020 and since then it was clear he would surpass that record making him the highest goalscorer in men’s football history.

Ronaldo broke the deadlock for the highest goal scorer record on Wednesday night when he scored two late headers against Ireland, the Portuguese forward initially lost a penalty before going forward to hit a brace in a 2-1 victory against the Irelanders in their World Cup qualifier match.

Remarkable Ronaldo breaking Ali Daei's standing most men's goal record.
Remarkable Ronaldo breaking Ali Daei's standing most men's goal record.
The Portuguese goal machine makes history by netting twice Ireland.
The Portuguese goal machine makes history by netting twice Ireland.

Ronaldo was able to break the record in the following numbers;

Qualifiers: 64

Friendlies: 19

Euros: 14

World Cup: 7

Nations League: 5

Confederations Cup: 2

Total: 111, and still counting …

The Portuguese forward took to his Instagram account to express his happiness by posing with the Guinness certificate award showcasing his spectacular achievement, he went ahead to show how grateful he was and from the post, you could tell he was not done scoring.

‘It is always good to be recognized as a world record breaker, hopefully, the bars would be raised higher, thank you to the Guinness World Records!

Ronaldo’s astonishing numbers have made him go down not only in the Guinness World Records but also in the history of his country and the world at large, his achievement has seen him eclipse greats like Eusebio, Figo, Pauleta, etc. Though there are still comparisons as to who is the greatest, Eusebio or Ronaldo, that will be a discussion for some other time.

The record holder Ali Daei wrote on his social media handle congratulating Ronaldo for the rare feat and what he has achieved so far in the sport, he also described the Portuguese as “humble and Kind.”

Ronaldo on the other hand posted a message commending Daei for having kept the record for such a long time, he also thanked the Iranian for showing him much respect as he came close to breaking his record.

Ronaldo has just moved to Machester United, the club he played for in his prime, and the club that brought him to stardom, a late deal was hijacked by Man. United as the player intended for Manchester City, thanks to the call of Sir Alex Ferguson and that of Ferdinand. All eyes are on him now as the world awaits the new chapter in England, he is presently self-isolating for five days before he can join others in training.

Record breaker!
Record breaker!
Goal Machine!
Goal Machine!

Records are meant to be broken so does the legend say, but an inform Ronaldo is determined to make sure that anyone wanting to break his record will have to work for it, the Portuguese is far from finished, with a new contract at Manchester United, with four matches remaining for the World cup qualifiers, and a number of friendly matches, definitely he will extend the number of goals he already has.

There is the likely hood that Portugal would qualify for next year’s World cup in Qatar, with all this lined up, it is certain Ronaldo will extend Ali Daei’s record.



Author: Kinglsey Africabettingnews
Kingsley Ekeocha is a passionate sports writer and lover, who also happens to have worked with networks like Digital Raves Network, Performance Genie Corp, Kable Media Network, etc. He has been in this business for up to five years and has worked in different departments ranging from account management, business development, affiliate management, etc. In his free time, he enjoys watching football mostly the EPL and La Liga.

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