Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 112th international goal at the weekend.

Ronaldo scored in Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Qatar, the first time he had ever scored against the country.

After the game Ronaldo reflected on his ongoing international exploits, speaking of how proud he was to score against the 46th different nation in his career.

With 112 international goals and Luxembourg up next in midweek, Ronaldo is not done yet. He is hoping to complete his medal set an lead Portugal to a World Cup win in 2022.

Ronaldo is now up to 792 career goals for club and country and is rapidly closing in on a target of 800.

Portugal v Qatar - International Friendly
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Record setter

In making his 181st international appearance, Ronaldo overtook former Real Madrid teammate Sergio Ramos (180).

Ronaldo has now more caps than any European player of all time at international level.


Soh Chin Ann, now retired, of Malaysia, holds the record with 191 caps.

Ronaldo’s insatiable desire to set records at all levels is a positive for Manchester United as it shows how he will just not stop pushing.

He currently sits 17th among United’s top scorer of all time and he can rapidly climb this list over the course of the season and his contract at the club.

Ronaldo played 45 minutes against Qatar, benefitting from a Diogo Dalot assist. Bruno Fernandes played the final 20 minutes.

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