The Portuguese has established himself as the top international goalscorer after he surpass Iranian Ali Daei’s 109 international goals.
The 36-year-old, who return to Manchester United lately these summer, saw his first chance of overtaking the international goal record saved by Republic of Ireland’s teenage keeper Gavin Bazunu from a spot-kick.
But then, he secured Portugal a 2-1 World Cup qualifier victory with two last-minute headers to take his tally to a remarkable 111.
“I’m extremely happy. I needed one goal, and I’ve scored two,” Ronaldo said.
“I’m very happy for the two goals that gave us the victory and for breaking the record.
“This record is mine, and it is unique. I’m extremely happy, and it’s another one for my career. It’s about motivation and the desire I have to continue playing football, also from this last contract I made, in which I was happy to return home.”
“It’s another record for the museum.” He added.
On his Instagram account, Ronaldo said: ‘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.
‘First of all, because every time I represent my country is a special moment, for knowing that I’m defending Portugal and showing to the world what Portuguese people are made of.
‘Secondly, because national teams competitions have always had a very strong impact on me as I was growing up, watching my idols playing for their flags every other summer in Euros and in World Cups.
Ronaldo now has 111 goals in 180 games for Portugal, promised there is even more to come from him. It’s now on to the next target.
How about 125 goals and 200 games? Whatever he decides, don’t bet against him achieving it. That’s Ronaldo — he writes his own stories on a football pitch.