Record Breaking Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo scored twice against Hungary breaking several records, we look at the number of records Ronaldo broke yesterday.

First to play in 5 Euros: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to appear in 5 Euros. Ronaldo now boasts the record for most minutes played in the European Championships with 1,885 minutes in total. Gianluigi Buffon comes in second with 1,620 minutes and Edwin Van de Sar claims third spot with 1,535 minutes.

Most appearances at Euro: Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in his 22nd Euro match, extending his lead over Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger who has made 18 appearances in Euros.

Most Appearances in Euro + World Cup: Yesterday was Cristiano Ronaldo’s 39th appearance at a major tournament (European Championships & World Cup) for Portugal, an all-time record for a European player, overtaking Bastian Schweinsteiger’s 38 appearances for Germany.

First to score in 5 Euros: Ronaldo was the only player to score in 4 Euros and now he became the only player to score in 5 Euros, highlighting his remarkable longevity.

Most goals in Euros: Ronaldo became the highest scorer in Euros after his brace against Hungary. He now has 11 goals. Below are the top 3 scorers in Euro history.

11: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

9: Michel Platini (France)

7: Alan Shearer (England)

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the all-time top-scorer in UEFA’s elite competitions for both club AND country. 145 goals in those two competitions combined. Euros and the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring record at major tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Euro 2004: 2 goals

World Cup 2006: 1 goal

Euro 2008: 1 goal

World Cup 2010: 1 goal

Euro 2012: 3 goals

World Cup 2014: 1 goal

Euro 2016: 3 goals

World Cup 2018: 4 goals

Euro 2020: 2 goals.  

Ronaldo has also scored in Nations League and the 2017 Confederations Cup which means Ronaldo has scored in every tournament for Portugal.

Most Matches won in Euros. Ronaldo won his 12th match in Euros, overtaking Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta for most victories at the Euros, the three had been part of squads who have won 11 games in total before Euro 2020.

Oldest to score a brace in Euros: In a night of records for the Juventus forward, Ronaldo at 36 years and 130 days old became the oldest player to score two goals at a European Championship game – the title was previously held by Andriy Shevchenko, who was 35y 256d when he scored a brace against Sweden for Ukraine in 2012.

Closing in on Ali Daei: Ronaldo’s goals against Hungary took him up to a total of 106 goals, the 36-year old is just three goals away from being the leading goal scorer for any national team ever behind Iran’s Ali Daei who has 109 goals.


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