He is also the first ever to play in 10 consecutive major international tournaments.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in football history to appear in five FIFA World Cups and as many UEFA Euro Championships.
The Portugal captain and all-time highest goalscorer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has written himself into the record books. Ronaldo, one of the best players of the modern age, made history by appearing in 10 major international tournaments for his country, Portugal.
Suppose we’re talking about Ronaldo and Portugal’s historic run at the Euros. In that case, we have to mention that the talismanic striker led Santos and the team to their first UEFA Euro glory in 2016, hosted by second-place finishers France.
Ronaldo made his Euro debut in 2004 against the Greek national team. Intriguingly, CR7 made his mark by scoring the first goal of the European competition. Since then, Ronaldo has scored more goals at the UEFA Euro than anyone else, with a total of 14. He also won the 2016 tournament and the Golden Boot at the 2020 event.
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Cristiano Ronaldo already has seven goals in his four previous World Cup appearances
He scored his maiden FIFA World Cup goal against Iran from the penalty spot in the 80th minute in a 2-0 win. Ronaldo, then 21 years old and 132 days old, became the youngest Portuguese player to score a World Cup goal. Since his debut in 2003, Ronaldo has scored 117 goals for Portugal in all competitions, making him the all-time leading international goalscorer.
Ronaldo is yet to win a FIFA World Cup with Portugal, a feat he will aim to accomplish this year. Qatar 2022 is possibly his last chance to win and achieve his dream. In addition to the European Championship, Ronaldo has also won the UEFA Nations League with Portugal.