Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored the most international goals in football.
Ronaldo is accustomed to breaking records, but he created yet more history tonight in Portugal’s game against Ireland.
The 36-year-old equalled the world record for international goals at the European Championship, taking his tally to 109 to go level with former Iran forward Ali Daei and he scored late against Ireland on Wednesday night to surpass that record.
Ronaldo then scored again deep into stoppage time to complete a sensational comeback for his nation.
That means he’s broken the all-time international scoring record – Ronaldo has now scored an incredible 111 international goals.
United announced the signing Ronaldo on a two-year contract, with the option of an additional year on Tuesday and the forward has re-joined the club he spent six years with 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid – the fee is an initial €15million, rising to €23m.
This is just the latest record Ronaldo has broken across his illustrious career, in which he’s won the Ballon d’Or five times.
“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday,” Ronaldo said upon signing for United again.
“I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”