Cristiano Ronaldo's mum breaks down in tears as Man Utd star breaks another goalscoring record for Portugal | The Sun

Cristiano Ronaldo's mum breaks down in tears as Man Utd star breaks another goalscoring record for Portugal | The Sun

June 8, 2022

CRISTIANO RONALDO'S mother Dolores Aveiro started crying after her son netted another two goals for Portugal.

The Manchester United star netted a brace in the Nations League 4-0 win over Switzerland scoring his 116th and 117th goals for his country.




Those two strikes saw him become the first male player in history to score 100 non-penalty goals for their country.

Ronaldo, 37, was already the all-time leading international goalscorer after overtaking former record holder Ali Daei of Iran, who scored 109 goals.

Overwhelmed with emotion, Ronaldo's mum, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, broke down in tears and celebrated proudly after his second goal of the game.

His first goal was a tap-in after some good work from Diogo Jota.

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The camera quickly panned to Dolores who raised her arms in the air, hugged the person next to her and appeared to have a tear in her eye.

Ronaldo then put Portugal 3-0 up just moments later and his mum was seen wiping her eyes with a tissue.

Perhaps the crying suggests that Ronaldo does not have long left on the international stage with the World Cup in Qatar expected to be his last.

He has been scoring for Portugal since the opening match of Euro 2004 against Greece.

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And Ronaldo now has amassed an astonishing 188 caps.

Portugal's victory over Switzerland was important for Portugal after they drew their opening Nations League fixture with Spain 1-1.

Czech Republic is the other side in League A: Group 2.

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