Ali Daei sends message to Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal forward equals goal record


Cristiano Ronaldo has received a congratulatory message from Iran’s legendary striker Ali Daei after equalling the record for most international goals.

Ronaldo scored two goals form the spot in the 2-2 draw with France at Euro 2020 on Wednesday, which puts him level with Daei on 109 international goals.

Ronaldo now has the opportunity to break that record in Portugal’s last-16 match against Belgium on Sunday.

And after seeing his record equalled, Daei, who scored an outstanding 109 goals in 149 matches for Iran, praised Ronaldo for his huge achievement.

‘Congratulations to Cristiano who is now one goal away from breaking the men’s international goal scoring record.

‘I am honoured that this remarkable achievement will belong to Ronaldo – great champion of football and caring humanist who inspires and impacts lives throughout the world. Vamos!’

Earlier this year, the Juventus superstar broke Pele’s record for the total number of goals in his career.

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Juventus’ 3-1 victory over Cagliari in the Italian league, which surpassed Pele’s unverified total of 767 goals.

The 36-year-old has scored 783 goals for club and country thus far.


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