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Relentless, Ronaldo’s 109 international goals equal Iranian Daei’s world record

Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: @EURO2020/Twitter

Nyon (Switzerland), June 24 (MNN) Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled the world record for most international goals, taking his tally to 109 to go level with former Iran forward Ali Daei.

Ronaldo’s two goals against France in UEFA EURO 2020 helped him match the world-record mark, UEFA said.

Ronaldo, 36, already Europe’s top-scoring international footballer, has been hunting down Daei’s total at UEFA EURO 2020, scoring twice in his team’s win against Hungary before his goal in the defeat in Germany in the second round of matches.

Two penalties against France at the Puskás Aréna pulled him level with Daei, the only other men’s player to score a century of international goals.

He is the first Portuguese footballer to score in all 3 group games at a EURO, and fire 48 goals in his last 45 international matches and 7 goals in Portugal’s last 4 EURO group matches

International top scorers

109 Ali Daei (Iran) – 149 appearances

109 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 177 appearances

89 Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) – 142 appearances

84 Ferenc Puskás (Hungary) – 85 appearances

79 Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia) – 111 appearances

78 Hussein Saeed (Iraq) – 137 appearances

77 Pelé (Brazil) – 92 appearances

76 Ali Mabkhout (United Arab Emirates) – 92 appearances

75 Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 68 appearances

75 Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan) – 76 appearances

75 Bashar Abdullah (Kuwait) – 134 appearances

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