From the top of his 36th year, Cristiano Ronaldo is terrorizing the footballing world and writing a little more of his epic. The Manchester United striker set two new records in his rich career this Saturday, in a friendly against World Cup hosts Qatar (3-0).
Opening the scoring with a close range strike, inside the box, he became the first player to score against No. 7 46 different nations, after handing over the head to his club teammate Diego Dalot. Earlier in the evening, Egyptian Ahmed Hassan (184) broke the world record for most caps (181), surpassing Spanish star Sergio Ramos.
“181 Reasons to Be Proud”
In a tweet, the striker, who is in contention for the sixth Golden Ball next November, was delighted with this new performance: “Records are always extraordinary, but those in the service of our national team take on a special dimension. 181 matches in Portugal jersey, 181 reasons to be proud of it.
Last month, in a World Cup qualifier against Ireland (2-1), Cristiano Ronaldo already surpassed the record set by Iranian Ali Day (109 goals), the highest goalscorer of all time. As of yesterday, the Portuguese are at 112 and still intend to consolidate this advance.
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