Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of Goals

    CR7 has surpassed the 109 goals Iranian Ali Daei and again made history in world football.

    The Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo isolated himself on Wednesday as the world’s top scorer of goals for national teams, reaching 111 with an ‘bis’ against Ireland, in the qualification for the Mundial2022, in Faro.

    At the Estádio Algarve, in front of 7,865 spectators, the ‘star’ headed in the equalizer, on 89 minutes, after the Irish came forward, their 110th for the national team, surpassing the 109 of the Iranian Ali Daei, who had equalized during Euro2020, before consummating the turnaround in the game of the fourth round of group A, at 90+6.

    The 36-year-old Portuguese captain, recently transferred to Manchester United, achieved the feat, 111 goals for the national team, in his 180th ‘AA’ cap, and even squandered a sovereign opportunity to break the record by missing a great penalty, in the first quarter of an hour.

    A composite picture of Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (L, taken on 23 June 2021 in Budapest, Hungary) and Ali Daei of Iran (R, taken on 16 June 2006 in Frankfurt, Germany) – (issued on 24 June 2021). Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the men’s international goals scoring with his two penalties in the UEFA EURO 2020 group F preliminary round soccer match between Portugal and France on 24 June 2021. Ronaldo reached 109 international goals, sharing the joint world record with Iran’s Ali Daei.
    109 goals of destiny

    Assisted by Gonçalo Guedes, first, and João Mário, afterwards, Ronaldo scored the first goals in 2021/22, after being ‘blank’ in 31 minutes by Juventus, before the transfer, in a draw with Udinese (2-2) , and reached 40 goals in games counting for the world championships, 33 in qualifying, to which are added seven in the finals. “This record is mine and it’s unique. I was missing one goal and I scored two, I’m extremely happy,” he declared in the flash interview.

    Before, and after the two goals against Hungary (3-0), to open, and the goal against Germany (2-4), on the second round, the Portuguese had ‘doubled’ in the Puskás Arena, in Budapest, with goals at 31 and 60 minutes, both penalties, in his 178th ‘AA’ cap, against France, in Euro2020 matches.

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s numbers:

    World Cup: 40 goals (33 in qualifying + 7 in finals)
    European: 45 (31 in qualifying + 14 in finals)
    Confederations Cup: 2
    League Nations: 5 (2 in the group stage + 3 in the finals)
    Private: 19
    Total: 111

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