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Ronaldo is all-time top scorer in men's international football

Cristiano Ronaldo holds the world record for international goals, having taken his tally to 111.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a staggering 111 Portugal goals
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a staggering 111 Portugal goals SPORTSFILE

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for international goals by scoring twice against the Republic of Ireland in Portugal's European Qualifier in Faro-Loulé on 1 September 2021, taking his national-team total to 111 strikes.

The 36-year-old Ronaldo, already Europe's top-scoring international footballer, surpassed the existing world-record mark set by former Iran forward Ali Daei – the only other men's player to claim a century of international goals – which he had shared since this summer's UEFA EURO 2020 tournament.

International top scorers

Great Ronaldo Portugal goals
Great Ronaldo Portugal goals

111 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 180 appearances
Ali Daei (Iran) – 149 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
77 Ali Mabkhout (United Arab Emirates) – 94 appearances
76 Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 152 appearances
75 Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 68 appearances
75 Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan) – 76 appearances
75 Sunil Chhetri (India) – 120 appearances
75 Bashar Abdullah (Kuwait) – 134 appearances