BUDAPEST: Cristiano Ronaldo broke several records with his performance for Portugal in a 3-0 win over Hungary here on Tuesday.
In that match, Hungary managed to match Fernando Santos’ squad for most of the game, but the Selecao scored three goals in the final 10 minutes through Raphael Guerrero and two Ronaldo goals.
The 36 -year -old has already broken several tournament records and is expected to be able to set several new records.
Here is the record that Ronaldo has broken:
1. The first player plays in five Euros
The Juventus striker has represented his country at every Euro since Portugal hosted in 2004, before he became a milestone for the championship 17 years later.
2. The first player to score in five Euro tournaments
Ronaldo has scored in every edition and when completing a penalty against Hungary, he became the first player to score in five different Euros.
3. Euro top scorer
Prior to the action against Hungary, Ronaldo tied with Michel Platini on nine goals for the all -time leading scorer. Now he leads with 11 goals
4. The oldest player scores a goal in a big tournament
At the age of 36 years 130 days, Ronaldo became the oldest player to score a goal for Portugal in a major tournament, surpassing Pepe’s record at the 2018 World Cup (35 years 124 days). The Juve star is also the oldest player to score at least two goals in a single Euro tournament, surpassing Andriy Shevchenko’s record when he was 35 years 256 days old.
5. Most wins in Euros
Ronaldo is tied with two other players for the most wins at the European Championship, before meeting Hungary, 11 wins shared with Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. Now, he leads with 12 wins.
Apart from the above record, Ronaldo was able to break several more records during Euro 2020.
1. The top scorer in international football of all time
He has now amassed 106 goals in 176 appearances for Portugal, just three behind Ali Daie who tops the FIFA scorers list.
2. Most goal passes in the Euros
Karel Poborsky currently has a goal scoring record with eight assists. Ronaldo on six passes, behind him Raul, David Beckham, Luis Figo, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger who recorded five passes.
3. European appearances most often
Sergio Ramos collected the highest cap for Spain on 180 appearances. Ronaldo was at 176 caps after the action against Hungary and if Portugal progressed to the semi -finals, he would break Ramos’ record.