4 Records Cristiano Ronaldo Shattered Despite Euro 2024 Quarter Final Elimination

4 Records Cristiano Ronaldo Shattered Despite Euro 2024 Quarter Final Elimination

Elijah Odetokun
July 6, 2024 at 9:07 AM
In this article:
Cristiano Ronaldo logo
C. Ronaldo
Al Nassr FC logoFPortugal logo
Portugal logo
UEFA European Championship logo
Luka Modrić logo
L. Modrić
Real Madrid logoMCroatia logo
  • Portugal were eliminated from the 2024 European Championship yesterday after losing to France on penalties
  • Atletico Madrid winger João Felix hit the foot of the post with his spot-kick, allowing Les Bleus to win it with a 5-3 score
  • It was Cristiano Ronaldo's final game at the continental tournament as he confirmed he will not be playing in 2028

PAY ATTENTION: Checkout Fixtures; Live Scores; Results and Tables section on Sports Brief and never miss out on the action ⚽️

Portugal's adventure at the 2024 UEFA European Championship ended last night, July 5, 2024, after losing 5-3 to France on penalties following a goalless draw in 120 minutes.

Joao Felix missed his spot-kick while Diogo Costa, who was his country’s hero in the Round of 16 after saving three penalties in the shootout against Slovenia, let in all five against France.

Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, France, Volksparkstadion, Germany, Euro 2024.
Cristiano Ronaldo consoling Pepe after France beat Portugal 5-3 on penalties to eliminate them from Euro 2024 at Volksparkstadion on July 5, 2024. Photo by Emin Sansar.
Source: Getty Images

It was the last time we would see Cristiano Ronaldo at the continental stage as a player after he confirmed that Euro 2024 would be his last one for his country.

Coming into the tournament, Ronaldo had some records in mind, and despite an underwhelming individual campaign, he reached a few of those milestones.

Sports Brief looks at four records Ronaldo broke at Euro 2024.

Records Ronaldo broke at Euro 2024

1. Most Euro tournaments played in

The 39-year-old first played in the Euros in 2004 on home soil when his country lost to Greece in the final. He laid his hands on the trophy in 2016 in France. This year's event was his sixth, becoming the only player to feature in six editions.

2. Most Euro games

The Al-Nassr superstar entered the tournament, already holding this record with 25 games. He played all five games in Germany, thereby extending his record to 30 games. Luka Modric is next with 23 games.

3. Joint most assists

According to UEFA.com, the former Manchester United forward tied former Czech Republic forward Karel Poborsky to sit joint top with eight assists. His only attacking contribution in the tournament was for Bruno Fernandes in the 3-0 win over Turkiye.

4. Most chances created

According to Livescore, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner came into the tournament with 41 chances created, one behind compatriot Luis Figo. He created six more chances in Germany to take his tally to 47 and be the outright most creative player.

He missed out on being the only player to score at six tournaments and the oldest goalscorer after failing to score. The honour of the oldest goalscorer went to Luka Modric.

Worst finishers at Euro 2024

Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is Euro 2024’s worst finisher after failing to score at the tournament despite playing all of Portugal's five games.

He scored 50 goals for Al-Nassr last season but struggled to replicate the performance at the European Championship as Portugal crashed out in the last eight.

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