When it comes to men's international football, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most prolific goalscorer. This is confirmed by the record he holds as being the male player with the highest number of international goals. He broke Ali Daei's record of 109 goals during the World Cup qualifying match against the Republic of Ireland last month. Now on 111, Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the record holder.
Cristiano Ronaldo's international career so far
Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain and unarguably the best player in the history of the Portuguese national team. The 36-year-old has been to 4 World Cups, with his first appearance being at the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. Since then, he has been a centrepiece of the Portuguese national team so far becoming the record goalscorer of the team with a wide margin from Pauleta's 49 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo led the Portuguese national team to it's first major international trophy in over 20 years when they won the Euro 2016 competition. Ronaldo missed the final match against France through injury but he was seen on the bench, actively egging on his Portuguese teammates. In his last outing for Portugal against Ireland, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 2 goals to take his overall goal tally for Portugal to 111 goals.
Breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo's 111 International goals
Cristiano Ronaldo has been prolific in almost all competitions for Portugal. Below is the breakdown of where his 111 international goals have come from.
33 - World Cup qualifiers
31 - European Championship qualifiers
19 - International friendlies
14 - European Championship
7 - World Cup
5 - Uefa Nations League
2 - Confederations Cup