Cristiano Ronaldo finally holds 110 goals in his name. Before this Wednesday, the record belonged to Iran’s Ali Daei with a total of 109 goals. However, during the World Cup qualifying match against Ireland, Ronaldo secured the record in his name.
The Historic Moment Of Ronaldo’s Record Break
Since the match started, people have been looking forward to this historic moment. But, finally, when Goncalo Guedes swung in his front from the right-wing, Ronaldo gained the momentum. Then, he went for a swift header at the 89th minute of the match, when the game became equal for both sides.
💥 He’s done it!
🇵🇹 @Cristiano (110)
🇮🇷 Ali Daei (109)
🔥 A phenomenal run of 49 goals in his last 47 Portugal appearances makes the monster from Madeira the outright leading scorer in men’s international history. Take a bow, legend 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/WFO7XbuKr8
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 1, 2021
He did not even stop there. In the second half of the match, when there was an addition of 6 minutes, he scored another goal, making Portugal the winners. So, with a total of 111 goals, the Manchester United star did win the game and became the hugest football scorer in the history of football.
Ronaldo has played 180 matches so far to reach this victory point. The previous record-holder Ali Daei scored 109 goals in 149 games. Ronaldo was indeed frustrated at the first half of the game when he missed a penalty. He could have easily converted that to a goal and be more relaxed for the rest of the game. But, it looks like God wanted him to be tensed and give his best effort to beat the world’s highest goal scorer.
What Is Ronaldo’s Reaction To This Victory?
Ronaldo is indeed pleased because he made Portugal qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Apart from that, he is also happy because he managed to create a new world record. He agrees that scoring two goals in the second half of the game was not something he expected. He also thanks his teammates because, without them, he could not have made this impossible happen.
“I’m very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had.”
The Manchester United footballer will turn 38 by the time the Qatar World Cup will commence. So, when Ireland took the lead in the 45th minute, it was a tense moment for the Portuguese players. But, Ronaldo said that all of his teammates believed in the game until the end, which made them a winner.
When Irish defender Gavin Bazunu defended the perfect moment of scoring the goal in the penalty, Ronaldo became quite agitated. However, he soon turned his agitation into motivation and scored two goals to win the match at the very end. We are delighted that the football heartthrob managed to make a new world record. We wish to see more such excellent performances from him in the Qatar World Cup.