LONDON – Cristiano Ronaldo signalled his purpose to preserve playing for Portugal for "years to come" after breaking the all time worldwide goalscoring document of 109 formerly held by using Iran's Ali Daei.
The Manchester United ahead scored two times within the loss of life mins to move to 111 global goals as Portugal got here from behind to overcome Ireland 2-1 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday.
Ronaldo, who is the all time pinnacle goalscorer within the Champions League and the main marksman in Real Madrid's history, led his u . S . To their handiest most important event win at Euro 2016.
The 36-year-antique noted his delight after his ultra-modern milestone.
"From all of the statistics that I actually have broken throughout my career -- and fortuitously there have been some -- this one may be very special for me and it's certainly at the shelf of the achievements that make me clearly proud," Ronaldo stated in a submit on Instagram.
"Scoring 111 goals for Portugal manner 111 moments like the ones we experienced today in Algarve, moments of worldwide union and happiness for tens of millions and hundreds of thousands of Portuguese citizens all over the globe. For them, every sacrifice is really worth it."
Ronaldo have become the first participant to function in 5 European Championships at this year's Euro 2020, triumphing the Golden Boot.
And he could same the file of playing at 5 World Cups must Portugal make it to Qatar subsequent year.
The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner, who secured a go back to United from Juventus this week, hinted he has no aim of retiring from worldwide football within the close to destiny.
"Thank you Portugal. Thanks to all my teammates and opponents for making this adventure so unforgettable," he brought. "Let’s preserve meeting in the pitch inside the years yet to come! I'm no longer last the depend just but."
Portugal face Qatar in a pleasant on Saturday before journeying to Azerbaijan on September 7.
Thanks to Ronaldo's rescue act in the Algarve, Fernando Santos's men top Group A of European qualifying, three points clean of Serbia, who have a recreation in hand.
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