CR7 PRODUCES A STELLAR PERFOMANCE
Portuguese international, Cristiano Ronaldo continued his great performance against Ireland where he broke the men’s world record for goals scored in international football.
Known as CR7 to many, he scored his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal in their 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday night.
The 36-year old has been stealing headlines all week as his surprise move saw him leaving the Serie-A giants Juventus to rejoin his former club Manchester United.
Ronaldo had been level with Iran’s Ali Daei on 109 goals prior to the game on Wednesday, and he rejected the opportunity to surpass the former Bayern Munich striker early on in the match as his penalty was saved by the Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu.
He is ahead of his biggest rival Lionel Messi who has 76 international goals for Argentina, Ali Mabkhout of United Arab Emirates with 76, and Sunil Chhetri of India with 74 and, Poland striker, Robert Lewandoswki sitting 5th with 69 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s international goals breakdowns is insane. He has 58 goals scored with a right foot, 25 goals with left foot, 28 goals with a head, inside the box he has 90 goals whereas outside the box has 21 goals. In addition he has scored 10 goals from free-kicks, 14 penalties and 9 hat-tricks.