Cristiano Ronaldo: 6 Records Portugal Veteran Could Shatter at Euro 2024 in Germany

Cristiano Ronaldo: 6 Records Portugal Veteran Could Shatter at Euro 2024 in Germany

Elijah Odetokun
updated at June 7, 2024 at 6:16 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal to the 2024 European Championship in Germany in a few days
  • At 39, the superstar is heading for what could be a final Euro and possibly a last major tournament
  • The man who the records chase is on course to reach many milestones at this year's championship

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Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal to the 2024 European Championship in Germany in what could be his last appearance at the continental tournament or even any major event.

The veteran is one of the most accomplished footballers of all time and one of the greatest international superstars, and if he leaves the scene in a big way, he could cement his legacy.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, France, Euro 2016, Stade de France.
Cristiano Ronaldo with the Euro 2016 trophy after France beat Portugal at Stade de France on July 10, 2016. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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At 39, he is set to hit some milestones at this tournament, but whatever he does could be limited by his international teammate and veteran defender, Pepe, who is 41 and could impede his age records.

Sports Brief looks at six records Ronaldo could break in Germany.

Records Ronaldo could break at Euro 2024

1. Most Euro tournaments played and scored in

According to Planet Football, the five-time UEFA Champions League winner already holds this record but could extend it. He has played and scored in five tournaments. Realistically, the record for most featured in will undoubtedly be extended to six, but it remains to be seen whether he will score.

Four players have featured in the team of the tournament three times: Ronaldo, Pepe, Laurent Blanc, and Paolo Maldini. The 2016 winning captain could become the first player to feature in four if he's named in the best XI in Germany.

3. Most Euros Golden Boots

The former Real Madrid star received the Golden Boot in Euro 2020 with five goals, tied with Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick. If he wins this year's top scorer award, he will become the first to have two golden boots.

4. Most Euro assists

According to Viva Posta, Ronaldo has provided six assists in the competition and is tied with former Czech international winger, Karel Poborsky. He will become the outright playmaker if he assists a teammate at this year's event. Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne has five and is also one to watch out for.

5. Most Euros chances created

According to BBC Sports, Ronaldo has created 42 chances in the last five tournaments he has played in. He is one behind compatriot, Luis Figo, who created 42 chances. He needs two more to surpass that tally and be number one.

6. Second player to win two Euros as captain

Former Spanish national team captain, Iker Casillas, is the only player to win the tournament twice as the skipper - in 2008 and 2012. If Portugal goes all the way, his former Real Madrid teammate will be the second player to achieve the feat.

Ronaldo sets new Instagram record

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo setting a new Instagram record with his comment on Kylian Mbappe’s post after completing a move to Real Madrid.

The Frenchman shared 'dream come true' pictures of himself in a Los Blancos jersey, one of which was with the Portuguese superstar, who commented.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.