Cristiano es el máximo goleador de selecciones en la historia

El portugués Cristiano Ronaldo se convirtió este miércoles en el máximo goleador de selecciones de la historia del fútbol al sumar su gol número 110 con Portugal y superar las 109 dianas del iraní Ali Daei.

Cristiano, de 36 años, consiguió el récord en el Estádio do Algarve gracias a un gol de cabeza ante Irlanda en el minuto 89, en un partido de la fase de clasificación para el Mundial de Catar 2022.

La hazaña se hizo de rogar, ya que el futbolista tuvo la oportunidad de conseguir el récord en el minuto 15 con un lanzamiento de penalti, pero lo paró el guardameta irlandés, Gavin Bazunu.

No fue el único hito que logró esta noche el ya jugador del Manchester United, que, con 180 partidos, también igualó a Sergio Ramos como jugador europeo con más encuentros como internacional.

Con sus 110 tantos en 180 partidos con la camiseta de las «quinas», el portugués arroja una media goleadora de 0,61 tantos con su combinado nacional.
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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading scorer in international men’s football

Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring man in international football history with his 110th goal on Thursday (NZ time).

The Portugal captain scored in the 89th minute against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, moving ahead of former Iranian striker Ali Daei. He added a second – another header – minutes later in a 2-1 victory. Earlier in the game, he had a penalty saved in the 15th minute.

“I’m very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had,” Ronaldo said. “Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end.”

The 36-year-old Ronaldo, who finalised his return to Manchester United on Wednesday (NZT) after leaving Juventus, was playing in his 180th game for Portugal. The forward made his debut for the national team in 2003 and began his historic scoring run at the 2004 European Championship in a 2-1 loss to Greece in the group stage.

The most prolific scorer in international football is 38-year-old Christine Sinclair of Canada, who scored her 187th goal at the Tokyo Olympics where she won gold last month.

Ronaldo, whose only title with Portugal came at Euro 2016, was top scorer at this year’s European Championship with five goals in four games but his team’s title defence ended in the round of 16.

He became the first player to score in five different editions of the continental tournament, taking his haul to 11 to overtake Michel Platini’s record of nine goals at Euros.

Ronaldo is also the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 134 goals – 14 more than Lionel Messi, according to Uefa. https://www.stuff.co.nz/