CRISTIANO RONALDO can be warmly congratulated by Ali Daei if he breaks the Iran legend’s worldwide purpose file.
No man has scored greater than 51-year-old Daei on the worldwide stage, with 109 bagged in 13 years for his nation.
Cristiano Ronaldo is seven targets away from the worldwide purpose fileCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Ali Daei ‘sincerely hopes’ the Portugal ahead beats his tallyCredit score: EPA
One other strike for Portugal final week put Ronaldo one step nearer to the file and his tally stands at 102.
It appears solely a matter of time till the Juventus star, 35, claims the honour and Daei is trying ahead to that second.
The previous striker is quoted by Record as saying: “I sincerely hope that Cristiano Ronaldo will attain my purpose file for the nationwide workforce.
“By no means [would I be hurt], it will be an actual honour for me if a participant in his class might do it.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is likely one of the finest gamers not solely of his time, however of all time. He’s an absolute phenomenon.
“I might congratulate him instantly. However first he has to get there.
MEN’S ALL-TIME TOP INTERNATIONAL GOALSCORERS
- Ali Daei – Iran – 109 targets – 149 caps
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal – 102 targets – 169 caps
- Mokhtar Dahari – Malaysia – 88 targets – 131 caps
- Ferenc Puskás – Hungary – 84 targets – 85 caps
- Godfrey Chitalu – Zambia – 79 targets – 111 caps
- Hussein Saeed – Iraq – 78 targets – 137 caps
- Pelé – Brazil – 77 targets – 92 caps
- Kunishige Kamamoto – Japan 75 targets – 76 caps
=8 Bashar Abdullah – Kuwait – 75 targets – 134 caps
10. Sunil Chhetri – India 72 targets – 115 caps
=10. Majed Abdullah – Saudi Arabia – 72 targets – 117 caps
“Cristiano Ronaldo already has 102 targets for Portugal and can beat my file, I am positive of that, however he nonetheless has seven targets to go.”
Portugal tackle Croatia on Tuesday night time with an out of doors shot of jumping France to win Nations League group A3.
Subsequent 12 months, Ronaldo may have the prospect so as to add to his tally with Euro 2020 warm-up video games earlier than the potential alternative to interrupt the file throughout the event.
Hungary, France and Germany await the defending champions in Group F.
Coach Fernando Santos has performed down the significance of Ronaldo breaking the purpose file forward of the Croatia recreation.
He mentioned: “No person shall be interested by Cristiano.
“The [other players] won’t be interested by not scoring so as to give the prospect to another person.
“Even Cristiano would not need that to occur. Cristiano will rating when he has to attain. The [other players] won’t be interested by that.”