Ronaldo Melts Hearts Again With Touching Gesture After Goal on 200th Portugal Appearance

Ronaldo Melts Hearts Again With Touching Gesture After Goal on 200th Portugal Appearance

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 21, 2023 at 11:05 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo continues to cause records to tumble in his presence at the age of 38
  • He scored the match-winning goal for Portugal against Iceland in his 200th appearance
  • The significance of Ronaldo's milestone was acknowledged by Guinness World Records

Cristiano Ronaldo captivated the hearts of football fans with a touching gesture, on the momentous occasion of his 200th appearance for Portugal.

The 38-year-old etched his name in history, by becoming the first male player to reach this remarkable milestone during the Selecao's 2024 UEFA Euro qualifier against Iceland on June 20.

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Cristiano Ronaldo had a heartwarming encounter with a young fan after his match-winning heroics for Portugal. Photo credit: @TimelineCR7/Twitter
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In addition to his historic achievement, Ronaldo highlighted his unrivalled skills and determination by scoring the decisive goal in the 89th minute, extending Portugal's unbeaten run under new manager, Roberto Martinez, per Al Jazeera.

As noted by UEFA, the 2016 European champions have yet to concede a goal in their qualifiers.

Amid the excitement of the match, Ronaldo also took time to connect with his devoted fanbase. A young football enthusiast, wearing a Real Madrid shirt bearing his image, had the extraordinary opportunity to meet his idol on the pitch.

The heartwarming encounter culminated in a cherished photograph, leaving an indelible memory for the lucky fan.

Ronaldo's pitch invader gesture

In a related publication, Sports Brief reported on Ronaldo touching the hearts of football fans with a heartwarming gesture during Portugal's Euro 2024 qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The veteran was on the precipice of international history at the time by making his 199th cap for the Selecao, as Roberto Martinez sought to continue his perfect start to life as national coach.

Ronaldo's star factor came to light for the umpteenth time at Benfica's Estadio da Luz when a die-hard fan evaded the security and stewards to share a priceless moment with his football idol.

Ronaldo honoured with Guinness record

Sports Brief also reported on his extraordinary achievement of 200 international caps for Portugal resulting in Ronaldo being recognised by Guinness World Records.

The Al-Nassr star and captain accomplished this remarkable appearance milestone during the Selecao's Euro 2024 qualifier match against Iceland on Tuesday, June 20.

As a tribute to his historic accomplishment, Ronaldo was presented with an official certificate by Guinness World Records officials, recognising him as a record holder.

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