Cristiano Ronaldo Creates History; Becomes First Player In The World To...

Cristiano Ronaldo created history after being named in Portugal's 26-man squad for the 2024 Euros. Ronaldo will play in the tournament for the sixth time in history, having made his debut as far back as 2008. Ronaldo holds the record for scoring the most goals in the history of the competition, with 14 to his name.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has written his name in the history books

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wrote his name in teh history books
  • Ronaldo was named in Portugal's Euro 2024 squad
  • Ronaldo made his Euro debut in 2004
Cristiano Ronaldo set a massive world record and wrote his name in the history books after being named in the 26-man Portugal squad to play the 2024 Euros, which will take place in Germany from June 15th to July 14th. This is the first squad announced by Roberto Martinez for a multi nation tournament for the 2016 winners.
Portugal will be looking to win the title for the second time in history and have one of the strongest sides in the competition as Premier League champions Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva from Manchester City found a place in the squad. Manchester United duo Bruno Fernandes and Diego Dalot are also included.
Ronaldo has a star-studded attacking unit to partner him with Rafael Leao, Goncelo Ramos, and Joao Felix in the traveling squad. Elsewhere, they have one of the strongest midfielders in the unit, with Jo?o Neves, Jo?o Palhinha, Otávio, Rúben Neves, and Vitinha in the squad.
Real Madrid legend Pepe, aged 41, will be at the heart of Portugal's defense.

Cristiano Ronaldo Creates History

After being named in the squad, Ronaldo will become the first player in history to feature in six editions of the tournament. The 39-year-old has previously featured in Portugal's squad in the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2021 editions of the tournament. Ronaldo and ex-Spain captain Iker Casillas were the only players to play five editions. Casillas was part of the Spain squad in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.
However, Casillas did not play a single game in either 2000 or 2016. Casillas led Spain to their second and third title in 2008 and 2012.
There have been 26 players who have featured in four different editions.
Player to play Most Euros
PlayerNumber Of EurosYears
Cristiano Ronaldo62004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2021, 2024
Iker Casillas 52000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016
Ronaldo holds the record for being the player with most appearences having played 25 matches in the Euros. He is the tournament's highest goal scorer with 14 goals in competition's history.
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