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The Manchester United ahead has now 111 international targets, breaking document of 109 targets beforehand held by Iran’s Ali Daei.

Cristiano Ronaldo has turn out to be the document highest goalscorer in international football after he helped Portugal beat Republic of Ireland 2-1 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.

The Manchester United ahead has now 111 international targets, breaking a document of 109 targets beforehand held by Iran’s Ali Daei.

Ronaldo, who’s the all-time prime goalscorer in the Champions League and the main marksman in Real Madrid’s historical past, led his nation to their solely main event win at Euro 2016.

The 36 yr previous spoke of his pleasure after his newest milestone.

“From all the records that I have broken during my career – and fortunately there have been a few – this one is very special for me and it’s certainly on the shelf of the achievements that make me truly proud,” Ronaldo mentioned in a publish on Instagram.

“Scoring 111 goals for Portugal means 111 moments like the ones we experienced today in Algarve, moments of worldwide union and happiness for millions and millions of Portuguese citizens all around the globe. For them, every sacrifice is worth it.”

Ronaldo grew to become the primary participant to function in 5 European Championships at this yr’s Euro 2020, profitable the Golden Boot.

And he might equal the document of enjoying at 5 World Cups ought to Portugal make it to Qatar subsequent yr.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who secured a return to United from Juventus this week, hinted he has no intention of retiring from international football in the close to future.

“Thank you Portugal. Thanks to all my teammates and opponents for making this journey so unforgettable,” he added. “Let’s keep meeting inside the pitch in the years to come! I’m not closing the count just yet.”

Portugal face Qatar in a pleasant on Saturday earlier than travelling to Azerbaijan on September 7.

Thanks to Ronaldo’s rescue act in the Algarve, Fernando Santos’s males prime Group A of European qualifying, three factors away from Serbia, who’ve a recreation in hand.

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