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A new record for Cristiano Ronaldo: Why is he the most important player in the history of Portugal?

Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the record of 109 goals that he shared with Iranian Ali Daei, making him the top scorer in the history of all those selected.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently made his return to Manchester United, sets a new historical record, but this time with the Portugal National Team. In the match against Ireland for the European Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022, he reached 111 goals to become the top scorer of all those selected.

Pure history of Cristiano Ronaldo, who breaks all scoring records at the national team level. On June 23, in the duel against France for the group stage of the Eurocup, he scored two goals that allowed him to reach 109 goals to become the top scorer at the national level in history, but sharing the first place.

The 109 goals were the amount to beat from that moment. It was the Iranian Ali Daei, who owned that record, after scoring 109 goals in 149 games between 1993 and 2006. Cristiano had equaled the mark with 178 games.

But, this Wednesday, in the match against Ireland, he was finally able to convert the long-awaited number 110. Although, first, he had to "suffer" and that is because he had the opportunity to break Daei's record with a controversial penalty charged . He kicked it, but the young goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu stopped him and it was necessary to wait.

Finally, the record goal came at the end of the game and with a double, for which there are 111 points. Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo enlarges his legend with the Portugal National Team and it seems that his record will last for many years. Those who are close and continue in the race to equalize it (although CR7 can continue to extend the number) are the Indian Sunil Chhetri (74 goals in 117 games) and the Argentine Lionel Messi (73 goals in 145 games).

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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