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Ronaldo breaks men’s all-time international scoring record

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Cristiano Ronaldo has broken men’s all-time international scoring record.

He scored his 110th international goal to overtake Iran’s Ali Daei as the men’s all-time international goal scorer.

The newly minted Manchester United man’s record mark arrived in the 89th minute of Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Goncalo Guedes swung in a cross from the right wing, with Ronaldo rising to meet the service and head home the record-breaking equaliser.

He added his 111th international goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time, leading his side to a 2-1 comeback win.

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Ronaldo equalised Daei’s mark of 109 earlier this year at Euro 2020 with a two-goal performance in group-stage action against France. Both those goals in the 2-2 draw in Budapest came from the penalty spot.

The all-time international scoring record is held by Canada’s Christine Sinclair who has 186 goals.

Ronaldo also made Euro history when he scored twice in Portugal’s opening group-stage game against Hungary to become the tournament’s all-time leading scorer with 11 goals.

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He became the first man to appear at five Euros, second overall only to Italy’s Carolina Morace who has appeared at six tournaments.

Ronaldo’s record puts him eighth on the all-time scorers list behind Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Birgit Prinz, Carli Lloyd, Julie Fleeting and Sinclair.

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