Another international break means another international record for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the 36-year-old star setting another unfathomable feat against Qatar.
Portugal faced the holders of the 2022 World Cup in a friendly on Saturday, and Ronaldo was in the right place at the right time to open the scoring, as Qatar became the 46th different country that the Manchester United star has scored against.
The latest record comes a month after Ronaldo became the top all-time mens international goalscorer thanks to a brace against the Republic of Ireland, as the Portuguese star continues to reach new heights.
Ronaldo now sits on 112 international goals, with no sign of slowing down just yet.
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Ronaldo continues to storm the international scene despite playing at the age of 36, an age where most professionals usually surrender their international duties many years prior, let alone performing at the top level domestically.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s latest accomplishment adds to his record breaking goal tally, and record breaking number of appearances by a European, making 180 for Portugal throughout his career.
Ronaldo’s opener helped Portugal on to a 3-0 victory over Qatar, as Jose Fonte and Andre Silva also found the net to wrap up a comfortable night in the Algarve, but the United star took the headlines as expected.
Diogo Dalot was the assist maker for Ronaldo, a stat that will excite United fans even more as the pair look to strike up a partnership while away on international duty, with the Portuguese defender providing excellent back-up for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Old Trafford.
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Ronaldo made his long awaited return to United this summer after making the £25million move from Juventus on Deadline Day, and the Portuguese star has picked up where he left off in 2009.
The 36-year-old scored on his second Premier League and Champions League debut, and already had five goals in six games since returning to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo was also awarded the September player of the month award by the Premier League, an award he won 13 years ago during his first spell at United, before going on to achieve greatness as one of Real Madrid’s greatest ever stars.
After signing as a teenager in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo was handed the no.7 shirt by Sir Alex Ferguson, and over the next six years at United he became one of the best in the world.
In 2009, Ronaldo joined Madrid and remarkably managed to step up another level, averaging more than a goal a game for Los Blancos during the nine years he spent in the Spanish capital.
Despite being perhaps the most successful Champions League player of all time, he couldn’t deliver the illusive European crown to Juventus after making the £88m switch in 2018, but Ronaldo has his sights set on silverware back where it all began, at United.