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“I’m not closing the count just yet” – Ronaldo says the world should expect more goals from him

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he’s not done scoring after breaking the all-time men’s international goals record.

Ronaldo scored two late headers to give Portugal a 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland in their latest World Cup qualifying fixture on Tuesday night. That took his tally of goals to 111 in 180 games for his country, moving two clear of Iran legend Ali Daei in the all-time international scoring charts.

“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,” the 36-year-old wrote on Instagram.

“Thank you Portugal. Thanks to all my team-mates and opponents for making this journey so unforgettable. Let’s keep meeting inside the pitch in the years to come. I’m not closing the count just yet.”

Ronaldo will have the chance to increase his haul of international goals even further when Portugal take on Qatar in a friendly and travel to Azerbaijan for their next Group A qualifiers over the course of the week.

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