After stepping up to the pitch against Hungary, Cristiano Ronaldo made history at the Euros while awning the Portugal shirt.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the man of many records and today, he conquered a new one by just starting vs Hungary. We often talk about the players who were part of five World Cup tournaments throughout their careers. The list is very exclusive and it has players like Lothar Matthaus, Rafael Marquez, or Antonio Carvajal. However, the Euros never had a player who was part of five European Championships before.
After stepping on the pitch against Hungary, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer to play five European Championship tournaments in the men’s category. Also, Cristiano Ronaldo left the final six goals for this tournament to become the all-time top scorer for any international team. That is in football history, if you had any shred of a doubt. We are eager to see if Cristiano has what it takes to reach that record before the end of the tournament. But we need to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo’s real chances to get far in the tournament.
Ronaldo headlines the Group of Death.
As part of Group F in the European Championship, Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to headline the infamous Group of Death in the tournament. Today, his side faces Hungary but the other two opponents are far more dangerous. Portugal also shares the group with the likes of Germany and France. On one side, we have the always important collective German side with many great players representing the country.
However, Ronaldo’s biggest challenge will be facing Kylian Mbappe’s France with a star-studded roster. The last two World Cup champions and the reigning European Championship winner are sharing the same group. This is where the highest level of football in the world is expected. Cristiano Ronaldo is a major part of this exciting group of squads. Today’s record is simply one more he will add to the already impressive list.