Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006, held the record which Ronaldo equalled with a double against France at Euro 2020.
Ronaldo and Daei are the only two male players to score 90 or more international goals.
Ronaldo is unlikely to beat the world record, including women’s football, of Canada striker Christine Sinclair. She has scored 187 goals in 304 caps and has not yet retired.
They say you can’t keep a good man down, yet Republic of Ireland managed to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet for 89 minutes.
But even that was not enough as the Manchester United man left it late to – win the game and break the world record for goals scored in men’s international football in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Stand by for all the reaction from Faro, as well as reaction to a crucial World Cup qualifying defeat for Scotland in Denmark and a friendly draw for Wales in Finland.
We will also look ahead to tonight’s qualifiers as England face Hungary and Northern Ireland take on Lithuania.