Cristiano Ronaldo Record: 38-year-old set to break another record with the Portuguese National Team, CHECK OUT
Cristiano Ronaldo Record-Breaker: Ronaldo will have the opportunity on Thursday to surpass the record for the most appearances by any player in the…
Cristiano Ronaldo Record-Breaker: Ronaldo will have the opportunity on Thursday to surpass the record for the most appearances by any player in the history of a national team worldwide. During the previous World Cup, the Portuguese leader achieved a milestone of 196 international matches for his country, which remains unsurpassed in the history of any nation. Follow Euro 2024 Qualifiers LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN
Despite being 38 years old and no longer performing at his peak, Cristiano Ronaldo’s career continues to make headlines as he breaks records. While it’s unclear if he will start or come off the bench, all indications indicate his inclusion in the match.
Muito feliz por voltar à nossa seleção e poder representar novamente Portugal!🇵🇹🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/TuVSZ4D8as
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 21, 2023
Ronaldo is set to play his 197th international game against Liechtenstein, pending Roberto Martinez’s decision to give him the opportunity. Bader Al-Mutawa of Kuwait had also played 196 matches, the same number as Ronaldo, but he played his final game on June 14, 2022.
Looking back at Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal career
Ronaldo began his international career on August 20, 2003, and his most recent game, for now, was in Qatar on December 10, 2022.
However, the footballer is not content to stop there. He is determined to increase his number of appearances and aims to surpass the 200-game milestone, with the goal of participating in Euro 2024 in Germany at the very least.
Despite his move to the Saudi Arabian League, Ronaldo will have a new opportunity under a new coach, even after playing in the Qatar World Cup without a club team.
“We’re going to start a footballing process to try to get to know all the players that could make it to the national team,” explained Roberto Martinez when asked about Ronaldo in the press conference when he was appointed coach. “We’re going to give all the players an opportunity and respect all those who are already in the national team. Cristiano is one of them.“