Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo could be the footballer to break Asamoah Gyan’s scoring record at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Manchester United forward equaled Gyan’s record of scoring in nine successive major international tournaments after he netted in Portugal’s 3-0 triumph over Hungary in the Euro 2020 last year June.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner grabbed a brace against the Magyars which saw him join Gyan as the only player to score in nine consecutive major international tournaments.
Ronaldo has been on the scoresheet in every international tournament, including the World Cup and European Championships, since 2004.
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Meanwhile, Gyan also netted in every Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and World Cup tournament from 2006 and 2017.
Like Ronaldo, Gyan is also currently Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals in an international career that has last over a decade and a half.
Ronaldo could set new record Ronaldo could write his name in football’s history books as the only footballer to score in ten international tournaments if he hit the back of the net at the Mundial in Qatar.
The 37-year-old was instrumental as Portugal booked their place at the World Cup after they sunk North Macedonia 2-0 in their qualifier final played on Tuesday night.
The Seleção are expected to be seeded ahead of the World Cup which is set to take place on Friday, 1st April at a gala event to be held in Doha, Qatar.