Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo is now, officially, the joint-top scoring men’s international player of all time.
The Portugal international found the back of the net twice from the spot in their clash against the World Cup-winning France team in the Euro 2020 on Wednesday, with best US online casino placing several odds on the game at the time.
The two goals scored takes his tally to 109 goals in 176 matches for the national team, which placed the Juventus star at the top of the list of goalscorers on the international stage.
The Juventus star needs one more goal to become the highest goal scorer at the international level, as he is currently tied with Iran legend Ali Daei, who bagged 109 goals in 149 matches between 1993 and 2006.
The duo, tied at first, are far ahead of every other player on the list, as Malaysia star Mokhtar Dahari, who retired back in 1985, took the third position with 89 goals and was immediately followed by Hungary icon FerencPuskas who retired in 1956 with 84 goals for his country.
Congratulating the Portuguese legend for his new feat on equalling his record, Daei wrote on his Instagram post: “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 – a great champion of football and caring humanist who inspires and impacts lives throughout the world. Vamos!”
The Juventus forward has broken several records in Portugal’s defending campaign of the European competition, with the 36-year-old forward bagging two goals in the latter stages of their 3-0 victory against Hungary.
The Euro 2020 makes it the fifth European Championship the Portugal international has played and scored, and he is the first player to ever achieve the feat and real online money pokies congratulated the player.
After finding the back of the net in Portugal’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Germany on matchday two, Ronaldo became Euros all-time top scorer in the tournament’s history breaking the record previously set by Michel Platini. In addition to that, no other player has claimed more victories in games at the Euros than the Portuguese player.
After surviving the group of death, Portugal was pitched against Belgium in the round of 16 final. In a game that will be played on Sunday, many expectations will be formed around the big clash as the Portuguese team and Ronaldo will be tested once more against the Belgian devils in the Euro 2020.