Cristiano Ronaldo Sets New Euro Record

In the latest football news, Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo has once again set a new record in the European Championships. By being named in the starting lineup for Portugal’s Group F clash with the Czech Republic on Tuesday, Ronaldo has appeared at the most Euros of any player in history, marking his sixth separate European Championships.

Ronaldo had previously set the record at five Euro appearances in the last edition of the tournament, overtaking a fleet of players who had appeared in four. However, former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric had drawn level with him by playing in Croatia’s match on Saturday.

With his 208th cap in Portugal’s first game of Euro 2024, Ronaldo has now established a brand-new record, cementing his status as the player with the most appearances in the European Championships. The 39-year-old former Manchester United forward has also featured in the most European Championship games of any player, with this being his 26th outing in the quadrennial competition.

While Ronaldo has been denied the title of the oldest outfielder to appear at a Euros, his teammate Pepe, who is two years his senior, has broken the record for the oldest player to feature in the tournament. Pepe, the centre-back, has surpassed the previous record set by Hungarian goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly in 2016.

Ronaldo still has a chance to claim the record for the oldest Euros goalscorer, with the current holder being Austria’s Ivica Vastic, who scored against Portugal at Euro 2008 aged 38.

This latest achievement adds to Ronaldo’s impressive list of records and accolades, further solidifying his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time. As the focus shifts to the upcoming Euro 2024 and other major football tournaments, fans will undoubtedly be eager to see what the legendary Portuguese striker has in store.

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