It took 17 years to break Ali Daei’s international goal record and Cristiano Ronaldo achieved that after scoring two late headers in the World Cup qualifier against Ireland in a 2-1 comeback win for Portugal.
The Portugal captain becomes the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football with 111 goals in 180 appearances for his national team.
Tributes from all around the world have been sent to the record-breaker including messages from Iranian legend Ali Daei. However, the highlight of it all is the award presented to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner by the World Guinness Records.
Also, Brazilian legend Pele and Manchester United Legend Rio Ferdinand sent tribute to Ronaldo after Record-Breaking Goal via Instagram and Twitter respectively.
Ronaldo’s former teammates and supporters have joined in sending him hearty congratulations for achieving this feat.
Pele wrote: “Cristiano, congratulations on breaking another record. You inspire us all with your ability to overcome any challenge.”
Another record broken… are you surprised? Alien bro @Cristiano See You Soon – Rio Ferdinand congratulatory on Twitter.
Bro @cristiano can you stop holding back my excitement, love, respect for you coming back where you belong.
Marcus Rashford, Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic
Marcus Rashford praised Ronaldo for his ‘unbelievable achievement’ on Instagram along with the Portuguese’s former Real Madrid teammates Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic.
Gary Lineker wrote: “Congratulations @Cristiano on becoming the highest goalscorer in international football history. A truly wonderful achievement.”
Peter Crouch wrote on Twitter: “A little toast to @Cristiano I watched him score more international goals than anyone ever last night from here”.
Nike on Twitter:
“Greatness starts with a [email protected] has just scored his record-breaking 110th 🇵🇹 goal, making him the top international men’s goal scorer of all time.
This isn’t just another goal scored – this is another goal achieved.
What goal are you working towards every day?”
Portugal National Team
“Surpreender o planeta, inspirar a pátria, 𝙈𝘼𝙍𝘾𝘼𝙍 𝘼 𝙃𝙄𝙎𝙏Ó𝙍𝙄𝘼! O Recorde do Mundo de Golos por Seleções é de @Cristiano Ronaldo!”
“🇵🇹 𝗛𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗠𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗥 🇵🇹 Created. Earned.”