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Ronaldo sets new European records

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record for the European Championship, following his goal for Portugal from the spot against Hungary.

Ronaldo scored a penalty in the 97th minute to give Portugal a 2-0 lead, and the goal makes him the player with the most goals in the finals. 

The record for most goals was held by Michel Platini, who scored 9 goals for host and eventual winners, France, in the 1984 edition of the European Championship.

Ronaldo then scored his second goal on the night and Portugal’s third, to extend the record.

To add to that, the Portugal captain is also the first ever player to feature in five different European Championship finals. He made his first appearance in 2004, then featured in 2008, 2012, 2016, and now in 2020(2021).

The 36-year-old is now the player with the most goals in the history of the European Championship, with 11 goals and there are still 2 more group games for Portugal against France and Germany.

Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 36 years and 130 days became the oldest player to score two plus goals in a European Championship match, taking the record from Andriy Shevchenko, who was 35 years and 256 days when he scored a brace against Sweden for Ukraine in 2012.

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  1. AJM

    June 16, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    At age 36 still active, kudos to him.

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