Ronaldo receives Guinness award after international goal-scoring record
NEWS DIGEST – Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has received his Guinness World Records certificate after breaking the record of goals in men’s international football.
Ronaldo grabbed a brace as Portugal beat Ireland 2-1 on Wednesday to achieve the feat.
Before the game, the 36-year-old was level with Iranian, Ali Daei on 109 goals.
Ironically, Ronaldo had the chance to break the record earlier in the game but saw his penalty saved.
Ronaldo took to Instagram on Friday, posting a picture of himself with the Guinness certificate confirming his latest achievement.
He wrote: “Thank you to the Guiness (sic) World Records. Always good to be recognised as a world record breaker. Let’s keep trying to set the numbers even higher!”
“From all the records that I have broken during my career – and fortunately there have been a few – this one is very special for me and it’s certainly on the shelf of the achievements that make me truly proud,” Ronaldo said in a post on Instagram.
Daei took to social media to praise Ronaldo’s achievement in breaking his record, hailing the Portugal captain’s “humility and kindness”.
Ronaldo, who is the all-time top goalscorer in the Champions League and the leading marksman in Real Madrid’s history, led his country to their only major tournament win at Euro 2016.