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June 23, 2021 Ronaldo matches Daie’s record for the most international goals

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the joint-highest international goalscorer in history.

The Portugal icon scored twice from the penalty spot against France on Wednesday night to make it 109 goals for his country.

His incredible haul – which has come in 178 appearances – moves him level with Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals in 149 caps for Iran.

At 36, Ronaldo refuses to slow down and has now scored FIVE times at Euro 2020 to lead the race for the Golden Boot.

His latest two strikes proved crucial for his nation too, earning a point for Portugal against France in a 2-2 draw in their final group game.

It meant Portugal finished as one of the best third-placed teams.

Ronaldo will now have the chance to break the Daei’s record on Sunday when Portugal face Belgium in the last 16.

Speaking in 2019 when he scored goal no.99 for Portugal, Ronaldo vowed of Daei’s record: “All records must be broken and I will beat that record.”

Ronaldo stayed true to his promise and also claimed another record with his two goals against France.

The double made him the first player in World Cup and European Championship history to score a combined 20 goals across the two competitions.

That’s not all either. He is also the highest scorer in European Championship finals history, having netted 14 times in total.

He is also the only man to play in five Euro tournaments – and score in every one of them too – and holds the record for most appearances (59).

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