6 Stunning Records Cristiano Ronaldo Broke in Portugal's Win Over Hungary

6 Stunning Records Cristiano Ronaldo Broke in Portugal's Win Over Hungary

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has had a fantastic career both at the club and country level
  • His impressive performances have seen him set new records and break old ones
  • Among the records he recently broke include becoming the first footballer to play in five different Euros

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Cristiano Ronaldo may have hit the sunset years of his football career, but the forward is not showing any sign of slowing down.

6 Stunning Records Cristiano Ronaldo Broke in Portugal's Win Over Hungary
Ronaldo scored a brace against Hungary to become the first player to score in five different Euros. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Juventus star struck twice in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener against Hungary to help his country kick off the tournament on a flying start.

His performance during the tie saw him break six stunning records as he continues to cement his name as one of the finest footballers to grace the game.

SunSport reports the brace took his tally to a staggering 106 goals for the Portugal national team, leaving him just three goals shy of breaking the all-time international goalscoring record.

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The record is currently held by Iranian striker Ali Daei who scored an impressive 109 goals for his country.

But away from that, Ronaldo actually broke six records on the night his country squared off against Hungary.

We take a look at the six records:

Ronaldo becomes first player to play in five different Euros

Ronaldo has had an incredible career in the competition since making his bow in 2004 when the tournament was staged in his homeland.

Unfortunately, Portugal lost the final to Greece after a 1-0 defeat.

Fortunately for Ronaldo, he went on to feature in subsequent editions, playing a central role in their triumph 17 years later as he led Portugal to glory.

His appearance against Hungary meant he has played in five different Euros, a feat no one else has achieved.

Oldest player to score for Portugal at a major tournament

Ronaldo found the back of the net from the spot against Hungary aged 36 years, 130 days - becoming the oldest player to do that in a Portugal shirt.

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The record was previously held by Pepe who scored for Portugal aged 35 years, 124 days during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

First player to score in five different Euros

This feat means Rinaldo has scored in each of the Euro tournaments he has featured.

He scored during his debut in the competition during a group stage fixture against Greece.

Oldest player to score a brace in Euros

Ronaldo initially scored from the penalty spot against Hungary before cooly rounding Peter Gulacsi to complete his brace.

The two goals meant the former Real Madrid star is the oldest player to score a double in the tournament.

Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko has been holding the record, doing it during Euro 2012 when he was 35 years, 256 days old.

Euros all-time leading scorer

Heading into the Hungary encounter, Ronaldo was tied with France legend Michel Platini on nine goals as the tourney's all-time highest scorer.

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However, his two goals took his tally to 11 in the Euros, affording him a place on top of the podium.

Most individual victories at the Euros

Aside from helping Portugal secure a crucial win over Hungary, Ronaldo achieved his own personal best.

The victory meant the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has recorded 12 wins in the competition - the most by any player.

Spaniard Cesc Fabregas and Andreas Iniesta have been the holders of the record with 11 wins each.

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