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Cristiano Ronaldo sets European Championship record with 6th appearance

Cristiano Ronaldo sumó un nuevo récord al disputar su sexta Euro

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to appear in six European Championships as Portugal scored a late goal to start their 2024 tournament with a 2-1 win over Czechia on Tuesday.

Ronaldo, 39, who was kept off the scoresheet, is looking to reclaim the title that Portugal won in 2016, when they beat host country France 1-0 for their first European trophy.

First appearing in Portugal’s squad in 2004, Ronaldo made his Euro debut on home soil, scoring his first goal in the tournament against Czechia. Now, 20 years later, Portugal faced the same team in their opening match of Ronaldo’s sixth championship.

Since his 2004 debut, Ronaldo has featured in every subsequent Portugal team — 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 (played in 2021 because of COVID-19) and now 2024.

With 14 Euros goals, Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals by any player in the history of the competition, with his personal record being five goals in one campaign in the 2020 edition.

 

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Con la victoria de Portugal ante República Checa por 2 a 1, Cristiano Ronaldo sumó la sexta Euro de su carrera, al disputar su partido 26 en este torneo en el cual es el máximo goleador histórico con 14 anotaciones.

 

El encuentro ante República Checa fue complejo para el delantero que tuvo pocas ocasiones de gol, pero su liderazgo fue una pieza fundamental para que el ánimo del equipo no decaiga aún cuando iban en desventaja.

 

CR7 tuvo su debut en esta competencia el 12 de junio de 2004, en la derrota de Portugal ante Grecia. Desde ese entonces estuvo presente en las ediciones de 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 y en la presente con la que marca un nuevo récord en su legendaria carrera.

 

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