Ronaldo extends appearance record in Germany

Cristiano Ronaldo has embarked on a historic European Championships in Germany this summer.

The Portugal icon has led his country into another major tournament, eyeing a second title after getting his hands on the trophy in 2016.

At the age of 39, this is likely to be his last run out in the competition, but it’s fair to say he’s experienced more than enough of it to be pleased.

talkSPORT.com has taken a look at how many times Ronaldo has played at the Euros…

How many Euros has Ronaldo played at?
Ronaldo is now playing in his record sixth European Championships, winning one.

He sits in the history books for being the player who has appeared at the most tournaments.

In 2020, he moved above fellow international legends such as Lothar Matthaus, Peter Schmeichel and Alessandro Del Piero.

So, after Ronaldo stepped onto the pitch for his country’s opening game in Germany, he extended his own record to six.

Unsurprisingly, the Al Nassr superstar also has the record for the most games at the Euros.

He has now played 26 times throughout his siz appearances, only ever missing one match when at a tournament and that came back in 2008.

His closest rivals for that crown are his Portugal teammate Pepe who now has 20 games at the finals.

As well as making history with appearances, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward also holds the record for the most goals at the Euros.

He scored five goals in the last edition and became the outright leader in the all-time rankings, moving clear of Michel Platini.

And he is expected to move even further ahead, with more goals surely on the way over the next month.

 

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