Cristiano Ronaldo has firmly set his sight on the premier league after setting the record for the highest goalscorer ever in senior men’s international football.
The 36-year-old initially equalled the record on 109 goals for Portugal to tie with the legendary Ali Daei’s but on Wednesday, 1,September 2021, he surpassed the feat with his 110th and 111th goal against the Republic of Ireland during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Interestingly, Ronaldo missed a penalty in the first half as Ireland goalkeeper, Gavin Bazunu a good save before his side too a shock lead but Ronaldo struck twice in the second half to give his side the lead.
After the match, Ronaldo told reporters: “Record? I know this is my record, I’m extremely happy and it’s another one for the museum.
“I’m very happy, I have a few more years of my career and I still want to shine and play in the best football league in the world, the Premier League. I dedicate it to the whole team, to all Portuguese people and to the family.”
On his penalty miss, Ronaldo said: “Its part of the game. It’s part of the business. Sometimes you score sometimes you miss. I still believed until the end of the game so I’m so glad to score and win the game.”
Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any footballer in history with 111 goals for the Portugal in 180 matches.