Cristiano Ronaldo : Seven International Records of Portugal star that will stand the test of time

Cristiano Ronaldo : Seven International Records of Portugal star that will stand the test of time

Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best players that the world has witnessed. What sets him apart from other footballers is his incredible athleticism, goal-scoring acumen and versatility. Ronaldo who is known for his physicality, pace, aerial prowess and powerful shots against the run of play has achieved remarkable success throughout his extraordinary career.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a former Manchester United forward and has won multiple Ballon d’Or awards. He’s originally from Portugal. Ronaldo has indeed won the Ballon d’Or five times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and has had an illustrious career at both the club and international level.

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Records 

1. Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Ali Daei’s record for the most international goals in 2021. He scored his 110th and 111th international goals for Portugal i.e. 125 goals, during a World Cup qualifying match against Ireland. This achievement solidified his status as the leading goal-scorer in the history of international football. His prolific scoring ability has made him one of the greatest goal-scorers in the sport’s history.

2. It is no surprise that he is the only footballer to score in eleven consecutive international tournaments (between 2004 and 2022).

3. The Portuguese forward is the first and only player to put the ball past the goalie in five FIFA World Cups, a record that remains intact. 

4. The experienced campaigner is Portugal’s youngest (21 years and 132 days) and oldest (37 years and 292 days) goalscorer at a FIFA Men’s World Cup tournament. 

5. Cristiano Ronaldo has made the most appearances for the Portugal national football team, with a record 202 appearances.

6. The Portuguese has the most European Championship goals in history, with 14 goals to his credit.

 7. The veteran netted as many as 32 international goals (including club and national team) in 2017, which is the most by a footballer in a calendar year.

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