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BREAKING: See how the world ‘stood still’ to celebrate Ronaldo as he defies age to set yet another football record



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Cristiano Ronaldo at 36-year-old equaled the World’s international men’s 109 goalscoring record as set by Iranian Ali Daei’s when the Portugal captain scored twice from the spot against France.

The five-time ballon d’Or award winner is used to setting records, but his latest one is one of the most significant of his career.

His 109th goal on Wednesday night made him the joint-top male international goal scorer of all time.

The remarkable feat has since generated plenty of reactions on social media – including from Daei himself:

Here are some of the reactions:

Cristiano 🐐 Ronaldo is now the all-time top goalscorer of

✅ Euros
✅ Real Madrid
✅ Portugal NT
✅ Euros qualifiers
✅ All national teams
✅ World Cup + Euros
✅ Champions League
✅ All professional football
✅ European club competitions
✅ International club competitions

— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) June 23, 2021


Cristiano Ronaldo matches Ali Daei’s record for the most goals in men’s international football history 🌟#EURO2020 #POR #FRA

— Goal (@goal) June 23, 2021

Ronaldo scores another penalty. His 109th international goal. He’s equalled Ali Daei’s all-time record. He’s scored more goals for his country than any of the pundits in our studio (Lampard, Ferdinand, Shearer) have made international appearances. 🤣

— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) June 23, 2021


Ronaldo’s won the league in England, Spain and Italy, five European Cups, the Euros and, at the age of 36, is currently the top scorer at #EURO2020. He is without peer.

— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) June 23, 2021

Knowing Ronaldo, will try and score 78 goals in his next game to tie Christine Sinclair for the all-time record 🐐

— roger bennett (@rogbennett) June 23, 2021

🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo = 1st Portuguese player in history to score in all 3 group games at a EURO…#EURO2020

— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 23, 2021

🔝 EURO all-time top scorers:

⚽️1⃣3⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo 🇵🇹

⚽️9⃣ Michel Platini 🇫🇷
⚽️7⃣ Antoine Griezmann 🇫🇷
⚽️7⃣ Alan Shearer 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿#EURO2020

— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 23, 2021

Another day, another goal, another batch of records broken… Ronaldo’s 36 but playing like he’s 20. Incredible player, incredible sportsman. @Cristiano 🐐

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 23, 2021

Ronaldo is top scorer at the Euros at 36 years old, the man is unstoppable.

— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) June 23, 2021


Cristiano Ronaldo scored 53 international goals in the time between Karim Benzema’s 27th and 28th goals for France.

— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) June 23, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more penalties (3) than any other player in European Championship history.

Every goal has broken a record this summer. #EURO2020

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 23, 2021


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