Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the top scorer in national team football by beating Ali Daei


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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the top scorer in national team football by beating Ali Daei

In elite sport since 2003, Ronaldo already holds records in the Champions League, Eurocup, Club World Cup, Real Madrid and now in national teams

By scoring in the Portugal vs. Ireland, for the European qualifier towards the Qatar World Cup 2022, the new Manchester United player reached the incredible number of 110 international goals.

With his goal against the Irish team, Cristiano beat the mythical Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals with the Iranian National Team, and became the top scorer at the national team level.

Ronaldo equaled Daei’s mark on June 23 when he scored against the French National Team in a match corresponding to the Group Stage of the Eurocup.

The Portuguese now occupies the top position on the list of top international scorers and it seems highly unlikely that a player will ever be able to snatch his place from him.

It is worth remembering that Ali Daei claims to have 111 goals for Iran, yet FIFA does not count two goals scored with his country’s Olympic team.

That is precisely why Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the top scorer for national teams in history as of this Wednesday.

Here are the top scorers of national teams:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): 110 goals

2. Ali Daei (Iran): 109 goals

3. Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia): 86 goals

4. Férenc Puskás (Hungary): 84 goals

5. Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan): 80 goals

6. Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia): 79 goals

7. Hussein Saeed (Iraq): 78 goals

8. Pelé (Brazil): 77 goals

9. Sándor Kocsis (Hungary): 75 goals

10. Bashar Abdullah (Kuwait): 75 goals

Other CR7 records

In elite sport since 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo He already holds records in the Champions League, Eurocup, Club World Cup and Real Madrid, as well as being the top scorer.

Cristiano Ronaldo numbers in all competitions:

Champions League: 134 goals, 14 more than second place Lionel Messi and also holds the record for the top scorer in a single edition (17 in the 2013/14 season)

Eurocup: 14 goals. He is also the athlete with the most matches in the history of the tournament (25) and the only one to participate in 5 editions.

Club World Cup: 7 goals, tied with Pelé. He was champion with United (2008) and Real (2014, 2016 and 2017)

Real Madrid: 451 goals. They were ten years at the Santiago Bernabéu, enough to pulverize Raúl’s mark of 324 goals.

Portugal national team: 109 goals. He is also the record holder for hat-tricks in international games (9) and boasts having scored 43 different teams as well as in 9 consecutive tournaments (from Euro-2004 to Euro-2020).

Total Goals: 783

Along with all the previous brands, Cristiano Ronaldo boasts two more incredible feats: he is the only player in history to have at least 50 goals in the championships of England, Spain and Italy, in addition to having scored, alone, more than 50 goals in six consecutive seasons (from 2010/11 to 2015/16).


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