Tributes from all over the football world have come Cristiano Ronaldo’s way after he became the all-time record international goalscorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Ali Daei’s record as the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international football.
The Portugal captain bagged two late headers in a World Cup qualifier against Ireland on Wednesday to seal his team a 2-1 comeback win and to etch his name further into the history books.
Ronaldo moved clear of Daei’s 109 goal tally for Iran by scoring his 110th and 111th Portugal goals. He is once again a Guinness World Record holder and revealed on Friday morning that he is already targeting even more goals.
So as the tributes continue to come in, here are some of the best ones so far.
The Brazil legend congratulated Ronaldo on his Manchester United move recently and took to Instagram again to praise him for breaking Ali Daei’s record.
Pele wrote: “Cristiano, congratulations on breaking another record. You inspire us all with your ability to overcome any challenge.”
Another record broken… are you surprised? Alien bro 😂@Cristiano 👏🏽
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 2, 2021
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) September 2, 2021
Marcus Rashford, Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic
Marcus Rashford praised Ronaldo for his ‘unbelievable achievement’ on Instagram along with the Portuguese’s former Real Madrid teammates Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic.
Congratulations @Cristiano on becoming the highest goalscorer in international football history. A truly wonderful achievement. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) September 2, 2021
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) September 2, 2021
Greatness starts with a goal.@cristiano has just scored his record-breaking 110th 🇵🇹 goal, making him the top international men’s goal scorer of all time.
This isn't just another goal scored – this is another goal achieved.
What goal are you working towards every day? pic.twitter.com/rfvQGAr9aV
— Nike (@Nike) September 1, 2021
Portugal National Team
🐐 Surpreender o planeta, inspirar a pátria, 𝙈𝘼𝙍𝘾𝘼𝙍 𝘼 𝙃𝙄𝙎𝙏Ó𝙍𝙄𝘼!
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) September 1, 2021
🇵🇹 𝗛𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗠𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗥 🇵🇹
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 2, 2021