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5 Records Cristiano Ronaldo Can Break at UEFA Euro 2024 If He’s Called Up By Portugal

5 Records Cristiano Ronaldo Can Break at UEFA Euro 2024 If He’s Called Up By Portugal

As Cristiano Ronaldo has reached his late thirties, there is much talk about him continuing at the top level in soccer. The star has already clarified that he still has enough cells left in his battery. After a disappointing end to the World Cup, he is determined to leave a considerable mark in international soccer. After a successful set of qualifiers, Ronaldo could break a few records if he gets called up for Euro 2024.

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The Portugal star already won the tournament in 2016, which was his first international trophy. Since then, the soccer legend has already reached many other landmarks. Nevertheless, the icon can extend its reach to a few more, as we examine each one of them in detail.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo could become the Oldest player to score in Euros


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The Portuguese star would be 39 plus if he played the Euro in 2024. The tournament commences from June 14th to July 14th. Moreover, Ronaldo will have the opportunity to become the oldest player to score in Euros. The current record holder is Austria’s Ivica Vastic, who scored at the age of 38 years and 257 days. The goal came against Poland in the 2008 edition. Ronaldo scoring at the Euro will be an emotional moment for his fans.

2. Oldest Scorer in the Final of Euros

The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner will have a chance for another crafty record. Ronaldo will look to break the record by becoming the oldest player to score in a European Cup final. Although Ronaldo missed the final in 2016 with the Navigators, he will have another shot at scoring in the final. His former teammate from Juventus, Leonardo Bonucci, holds the record. The 2020 edition winner is still around the corner, but Bonucci’s Italy looks set to miss out on the tournament.


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Bonucci scored a critical goal in the final against England, which proved to be the savior for Azzurri, who later won the penalty shoot. Bonucci was just 34 years old when he achieved that record. Ronaldo would be 39. However, the journey would be a long one to reach the final. In fact, it would also be Ronaldo’s first goal in a major international final.

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3. The oldest outfield player to feature at the Euros

Even though it depends on another player, Ronaldo has the chance to become the oldest outfield player to feature in the Euros. The German legend Lothar Matthaus holds the record as he played his last game against Portugal at 39 years and 91 days old. Cristiano Ronaldo will be 39 years and 120 days old by the time the Euro starts. However, one challenge to this record could be his own teammate Pepe, who is already 40. The former Real Madrid defender can interfere with Ronaldo if he appeared for Portugal.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo could become the Oldest player to feature in the Euro final

Ronaldo has already established his dominance after reaching the final in 2016. Even though he could not play, the team had the experience of making the final. Ronaldo can go to the final as the oldest player ever to feature in the Euro decider. Former German and Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann also held this record. Lehmann was 38 years and 232 days old when he played the final against Spain in 2008. Again, this record is subject to Pepe not being selected for the Portugal squad.


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5. Oldest player to win the Euro

The record for the oldest player to win the European Championships has not been broken for three decades. The record goes back to the 1988 Dutch Squad, who won their maiden European title. Arnold Muhren, who was 37 years and 23 days old then, is still the record holder. The highest goalscorer in the world may not have won a World Cup, but he will look to finish with two Euros for his country, which is its oldest winner.

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Ronaldo is in superb form for this season. The Al Nassr striker won two Player of the Month awards in the Saudi League. He helped the national team qualify for the 2024 edition, reaching various milestones. The star in its current form may achieve many of the above records.

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