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EURO 2024: List of records Cristiano Ronaldo can break in Euro Cup

EURO 2024: List of records Cristiano Ronaldo can break in Euro Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing his record 6th UEFA Euro 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo remains a phenomenon in the world of football. Despite turning 39 in February, he defies logic and continues to perform at the highest level. Remarkably, he shows no signs of slowing down or handing over the baton to the younger generation. This summer, as he heads into Euro 2024, Ronaldo has a myriad of records in his sights, ready to extend his legendary status even further.

Cristiano Ronaldo to become oldest player in UEFA Euro

Ronaldo is poised to set a new benchmark by potentially becoming the oldest player to compete in a UEFA EURO. However, with Pepe, aged 41, also in the squad, the competition for this record intensifies. Both players bring an intriguing mix of experience and skill to Portugal’s campaign, potentially leading the team to success.

Gabor Kiraly holds the record as the oldest player to have appeared in a UEFA European Championship match, featuring at Euro 2016 at the age of 40 years and 86 days. Lothar Matthäus is the second-oldest, having played at Euro 2000 at the age of 39 years and 91 days​

Oldest Players to Play in the UEFA Euro

NameCountryAge
Gabor KiralyHungary40 years, 86 days
Lothar MatthäusGermany39 years, 91 days
Morten OlsenDenmark38 years, 308 days
Maarten StekelenburgNetherlands38 years, 279 days
Peter ShiltonEngland38 years, 271 days

Oldest Euro Goalscorers in UEFA Euro

Ronaldo aims to become the oldest goalscorer in a Euro final, surpassing Leonardo Bonucci’s record set at 34 years and 71 days during Italy’s victory over England. As he approaches 39, Ronaldo is in a prime position to shatter this record if Portugal reaches the final.

PlayerTeamMatchDateGoalsAge
Ivica VasticAustriaAustria vs. Poland12/06/2008138 years, 257 days
Goran PandevNorth MacedoniaAustria vs. North Macedonia13/06/2021137 years, 321 days
Zoltán GeraHungaryHungary vs. Portugal22/06/2016137 years, 61 days
Gareth McAuleyNorthern IrelandUkraine vs. Northern Ireland16/06/2016136 years, 194 days
Cristiano RonaldoPortugalPortugal vs. France23/06/2021235 years, 286 days
Luka ModricCroatiaCroatia vs. Scotland22/06/2021135 years, 286 days
Andriy ShevchenkoUkraineUkraine vs. Sweden11/06/2012235 years, 256 days
Giorgos KaragounisGreeceGreece vs. Russia16/06/2012135 years, 102 days
Jan KollerCzech RepublicTurkey vs. Czech Republic15/06/2008135 years, 77 days
Christian PanucciItalyItaly vs. Romania13/06/2008135 years, 62 days

Ronaldo is the oldest player to score twice in a single Euro match, achieved against France on June 23, 2021. Only Ivica Vastic (38 years, 257 days) scored at an older age in the Euros. As Portugal gears up for their first group match against the Czech Republic on June 18, Ronaldo, at 39 years and 134 days, could become the oldest scorer in Euro history if he nets a goal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo aims to become oldest player to win UEFA EURO

One of Ronaldo’s most significant potential records is becoming the oldest player to win the UEFA European Championship. Dino Zoff is the oldest player to have won the UEFA European Championship, securing the title with Italy at Euro 1980 at the age of 40 years and 128 days. Arnold Mühren of the Netherlands also made history by winning the Euro 1988 at the age of 37 years and 23 days​. As the Euro 2024 final approaches, Ronaldo, nearing 39, stands ready to rewrite history once more.

PlayerCountryAgeEuro Edition Year
Dino ZoffItaly40 years, 128 days1980
Arnold MührenNetherlands37 years, 23 days1988
Frank RijkaardNetherlands30 years, 197 days1988
Riccardo FerriItaly30 years, 10 days1988
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