On Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 110th goal for Portugal becoming the highest-scoring man in international soccer history. He solidified his title in the 89th minute against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier match. The previous record-holder was Ali Daei who played for Iran.
Ronaldo scored another goal minutes after with a header to win the match 2-1. In the 15th minute, Ronaldo was given a penalty kick but the Irish keeper managed to save the ball from going in. At 36 years of age, the Portuguese captain recently got traded to Manchester City from Juventus.
Ronaldo made his debut on the international pitch in 2003 and now has played a total of 180 games for Portugal. There are only two men that have scored more than 100 times for their countries. Daei the other historic goal scorer played 149 games and scored 109 for Iran from 1993-2006. Christine Sinclair of Canada has actually scored the most in international soccer. During the Tokyo Olympics, she scored her 187th goal and won a gold Olympic medal.
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