Portuguese legend, Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Euros’ goal record and becomes the first player to appear at five Euro finals. At 36 years, 130 days, Ronaldo became the oldest player to score for Portugal at a major tournament, breaking the record set by Pepe at World Cup 2018 (35 years, 124 days).
The Juventus star scored a penalty and scored another against Hungary on Tuesday night to secure more records that are added to his extensive collection.
Cristiano Ronaldo now stands alone as the record goalscorer at European Championships, becoming the very first player to feature at five Euro finals in Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday.
The Juventus forward has represented his country at every Euros since Portugal hosted the tournament in 2004, and he remains the lucky charm of the reigning champions 17 years later.
The veteran winger who limped off injured at the last Euro Finals cried profusely as his side was looking to take the match into penalties. Passionately, he drove his team on from the touchline as Eder scored an extra-time winner.
Ronaldo will have to be at his inspirational best to help the reigning champions scale a difficult group, which also includes Germany and France.
Currently, he has netted 106 goals in 176 games for Portugal – only three shy off of FIFA’s all-time international record holder Ali Daei from Iran.