Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's all-time record scorer by contributing two goals in their 5-1 victory over Cameroon in Leiria.
The Real Madrid forward broke Pauleta's existing record of 47 goals for Portugal in the 21st minute and he set a new benchmark of 49 when wrapping up the comprehensive win seven minutes from time.
Vincent Aboubakar had cancelled his opener out, but Raul Meireles, Fabio Coentrão and Edinho put the hosts out of sight before Ronaldo added gloss to the result.
"I do not look to beat records," Ronaldo told national broadcaster RTP after the game.
"This happens naturally, with a lot of effort, dedication, with the excellent national team we have, a good coach. I knew that sooner or later it was going to happen."
Ronaldo earned his first cap for Portugal in a 1–0 victory against Kazakhstan in August 2003 and scored his first goal for the national team against Greece in the Euro 2004 opener.