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Ronaldo becomes the highest international goalscorer of all time

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record as the highest international goalscorer of all time.

Ronaldo became the joint top scorer on the International scene, after scoring his 109th goal for Portugal, he has now beating Ali Daei’s record, following his 110th and 111th goal for the 2016 European Champions.

The 36-year-old missed a penalty in the 15th minute, after Ireland goalkeeper, Gavin Bazunu dived to his right to stop the spot-kick, keeping his team in the game.

John Egan broke the deadlock just before the break, heading home a corner kick from Jamie McGrath, to give the away side a one-nil lead.

The Portugal captain left it late to set the record, scoring a beautiful header in the 89th minute from a Goncalo Guedes cross. Ronaldo then won it for the home side in the 96th minute with another superb header from a Joao Mario cross.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any player, past or present, with 111 goals for the Portugal national team in 180 matches.

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