Portuguese skipper, Cristiano Ronaldo has received a certificate of confirmation from the Guinness World Records as the international football Goalscorer of all time (G.O.A.T).
Ronaldo broke the world record for goals scored in men’s international football as he hit his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their dramatic 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland at the weekend.
The certificate plaque presented by the Guinness Work Record read:
“The most goals scored in international football (soccer) matches by an individual (male) was achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) between 2003 and 2021.
The 36-year-old scored two late headers – to break and extend the record – after he had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu.
Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, held the record which Ronaldo equalled with a double against France at Euro 2020.
Ronaldo’s international football goals were scored in the following tournaments:
33 – World Cup qualifiers
31 – European Championship qualifiers
19 – International friendlies
14 – European Championship
7 – World Cup
5 – Uefa Nations League
2 – Confederations Cup