Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time highest international goalscorer in history. He broke a long-standing record of Ali Daei to become the highest scorer of international goals in men football’s history.
The 36-year-old is still going strong with his club Manchester United as well as his nation Portugal. He shows no sign of stopping down.
When asked by Sky Sports on international retirement, Ronaldo said: “But why? I think it’s not my time yet. It’s not what people want, it’s what I want.”
“It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone… but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated.”
“It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and myself. I want to put the level even higher.”
“You speak about Portugal but in the Champions League I have the most goals, the most wins, assists… everything.”
“But I want to carry on. I like to play football. I feel good to make people happy.”
Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to challenge for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as this is the only major trophy missing in his trophy cabinet.