Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible achievement of breaking the world record with his 197th men’s international appearance was cause for jubilation, and he proved his worth by scoring not just once, but twice, leading Portugal to a resounding victory over Liechtenstein in their Euro 2024 qualifying opener.
It was truly an unforgettable moment of triumph and glory for Ronaldo and his team, and a testament to the dedication and skill that he has displayed throughout his illustrious career.
the current striker of Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, who is 38 years old, has broken the previous world record of 196 international appearances in men’s football.
This record was previously held by Bader Al-Mutawa of Kuwait, but the striker has now surpassed him and stands as the new record holder.
Ronaldo is still busy making history
If we look at his previous record, it includes triumps wher ever he played. Some noteworthy record for the star includes:
Most goals in European Championship finals – 14
Most Euro and World Cup final goals combined – 22
Most international goals in world football – 120
Most Champions League: goals (140) appearances (183) & trophy wins (5)
Only player to score in three Champions League finals
Appeared in most European Championship finals (5)
Most international goals in competitive fixtures (100)
The first player to score 10 hat-tricks in men’s international football