Inevitable: Cristiano Ronaldo breaks all-time goalscoring record, sends internet buzzing
- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 110th and 111th international goals
- He become the top goalscorer in men's international football
- He scored two headers against the Republic of Ireland to reach the landmark
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal on Wednesday to surpass Iranian footballer Ali Daei's record (109) and become the top goalscorer in men's international football history.
He scored two headers against the Republic of Ireland to script a dramatic comeback victory and in the process reached the landmark figure.
A user on Twitter opined that the Portuguese, even at the age of 36, Cristiano Ronaldo "is still the most inevitable player on the planet he's scored 40+ goals since turning 36, setting different standards."
There's not much to argue here. The man has been ageing like fine wine and racking up ridiculous numbers since time immemorial.
Meanwhile, another user wrote: "Cristiano Ronaldo just became the highest international scorer of all time. Just like that. He doesn’t follow the records, the records follow him."
There have forever been debates about Ronaldo's claim to being one of the greatest footballers ever given how he makes scoring goals look effortless, with many attributing many of those goals to sheer luck.
"Football has not and will never ever witness an athlete like this man ever again. The record books have been rewritten by his grace," another user wrote, adding, "He is undisputedly without a doubt the Greatest to ever exist in this sport."
This year, in February, Ronaldo turned 36. But age hasn't been able to put a brake on his goalscoring prowess. This year, in the Euros, Ronaldo was the top scorer with five goals in four games although his team's title defence ended in the round of 16.
Even in Serie A, with Juventus last season, Ronaldo finished as the top goal scorer in the league with 29 goals ahead of Romelu Lukaku.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo's finalised his return to Manchester United on Tuesday after leaving Juventus. His new club celebrated his record-breaking performance, with a picture of him during his iconic celebration, captioned: "Built different."