David Healy says Northern Ireland beating Denmark mattered more than his personal achievement.
The Fulham striker became the record scorer in a European Championship qualifying campaign after netting his 13th goal in the 2-1 win over Denmark.
Healy's superb winner at Windsor Park helped him overtake Croatia's Davor Suker's record of 12.
The win means Northern Ireland still have a slim chance of reaching next summer's finals in Austria and Switzerland.
Nigel Worthington's men need to beat Spain - who have qualified - in Las Palmas on Wednesday and hope Latvia defeat Sweden.
Healy refused to take all the plaudits after another virtuoso performance, claiming the result was more important than any record for himself.
Winning"It was all about winning this game rather than me setting the record," said Healy.
"That goal is for the whole team. We never know when we are beaten. I'm just proud to wear this jersey and it was another phenomenal night.
"We've been written off in just about every game - we can still do it and qualify."
Worthington was full of praise for his star striker and believes Healy should be given a prize for finishing the qualifying campaign as top scorer.
Accolades"To score 13 in the campaign, David deserves all the accolades he gets," said Worthington. Of course there should be a prize for the top scorer. You have the Golden Boot and things for people who do well.
"Why should there not be something for a player who has set a magnificent record playing for a small country?.
"When you consider we went through a barren spell, to get to where he has got to is absolutely fantastic. David is an exceptional player, a great player to work with and he has a big heart. He scores all sorts of goals and this one was nothing short of magnificent."