Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Phenomenal European Championship Record At Euro 2024

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Cristiano Ronaldo has made history in the 2024 European Championship, becoming the first player to play in 6 Euros.

Ronaldo played the entirety of Portugal’s comeback win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, with the former Real Madrid man almost penning his name on the score sheet in the dying embers of the affair.

Roberto Martinez’s side had initially gone behind in the 62nd minute, following a cracking goal by Lukas Provod.

Despite the goal, Cristiano Ronaldo could be seen gesticulating to his teammates that they should remain pumped in search of an equalizer.

They got back on level terms in the 69th minute, after Robin Hranac scored an unfortunate own goal.

Portugal continued to pile up the pressure on the Czech Republic, and they ultimately did yield the right dividend for their efforts in the 2nd minute of added time in the second period, as substitute Chico Conceicao arrowed the ball home from around the 6-yard area.

Five minutes before the goal, Diogo Jota had also put the ball in the back of the net, but his goal was chalked off for offside.

Cristiano Ronaldo was adjudged to have been in an offside position when he headed the ball at goal, with his effort hitting the bar before Jota directed it into the net.

The Astonishing Record Of Cristiano Ronaldo In The European Championship

Anyway, Ronaldo first played at the 2004 European Championship held in Portugal, and he has gone on to play in five more editions; 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024.

The Portuguese has continued to create astonishing records and in his popular tag phrase, it appears he doesn’t follow the records, the records follow him.

Most Chances Created In The History Of The European Championship

Cristiano Ronaldo also became the player with the most chances created at the European Championship with (43), usurping Luis Figo and Mesut Ozil, who created 42 and 40 opportunities respectively.

Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greatest players of all time and he is certainly aiming to help Portugal win the 2024 European Championship, in what might be his last major international tournament, although there are reports that he wants to be amongst Portugal’s contingent for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Only Footballer To Have Played About 100,000 Profesional Minutes

Featuring for the entirety of the Selecao’s opening game against Czech reportedly made Cristiano Ronaldo the only player in football history to have played about 100,000 professional minutes.

Cristiano Ronaldo Career Stats

The 39-year-old, who was born in Funchal has made 208 appearances for Portugal, scoring 130 goals and providing 46 assists.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, who broke the record for the most goals in a single Saudi Pro League season (35), is also the top scorer in football history with 759 goals in 1013 appearances.

Cristiano Ronaldo has also made 238 assists across all competitions thus far in his club career.

Meanwhile, Portugal play Turkey next in Euro 2024, before battling Georgia in their final Group F affair.

Ronaldo was pivotal to the Selecao’s European Championship success in 2016 and he will be hoping to lead them to glory in Germany.

It will be fascinating to see how many more records he smashes before he calls time on his stellar career – a piece of news that his fans will not want to hear, as they want to continue seeing him accentuate his brilliance in the round leather game.

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