Cristiano Ronaldo’s 6 incredible European Championship records

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By consistently representing Portugal at the European Championship, Cristiano Ronaldo has cemented his place as one of the best football players in European history.

The 39-year-old is a devastating player on the international scene in addition to holding numerous records in the club game, the Champions League, and for Real Madrid and Manchester United.

We’ve found six insane records from the Euros that Ronaldo now holds, in addition to a few more that he might break before the 2024 tournament is over.

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Cristiano Most Goals Scored

Although Ronaldo hasn’t officially registered any goal in Euro 2024, he would just be adding to his record at this point.

More than 20 years ago, when he was still a teenager, he began his European Championship account by scoring against a Greek team that would go on to win the championship in Ronaldo’s native country.

Since then, he has scored in every competition, increasing his total goal total for the Euros to 14—five more than the previous record-holder, the illustrious Michel Platini.

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Most Assists Provided

During Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Turkey at Euro 2024, Ronaldo created yet another record by setting up Bruno Fernandes for the third goal—when he might have easily scored it himself.

At the European Championships, he has now tallied eight assists, an absolute record.

Most Appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo has made the most appearances in the competition history due to his incredible longevity, fitness, and performance in every tournament since 2004.

Portugal has consistently advanced to the knockout stages during his tenure. With one game remaining, they managed to earn the top slot in their group. They have advanced to the final twice, the semifinals, the quarterfinals, and the Round of 16. Only time will tell how far they can go in 2024.

Throughout his six European Championships, he has made 27 appearances, six more than his seasoned Portugal teammate Pepe.

Most Euros Played

Dependable teammate Pepe, who is a few years older than Ronaldo, did not change his national allegiance until 2007, even though he was still regarded as a Brazilian at the 2004 Euro.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is now the first player in history to have participated in six European Championships overall, as well as the only player to have participated in each of the previous six.

Only four players—Luka Modric, Pepe, Iker Casillas, and Rui Patricio—have appeared in five European championships.

Considering that Portugal had only qualified for three European Championships before making his debut for his country, that’s very impressive progress.

Most Wins

Considering Portugal’s generally impressive record during Ronaldo’s extensive individual career, it should come as no surprise that he has the most individual victories.

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In the 27 Euros games in which he has appeared, Ronaldo has won 14, drawn 7, lost 6, and played 2334 minutes total—166 minutes per goal and 111 minutes each assist.

Most Consistent Scorer

Ronaldo has scored in every European Championship since 2004. This does not include Euro 2024, even though he still has time to add to his record and score in Germany. He is the only player with five tournament scores.

He scored goals against Wales in 2016, Hungary and Germany, and France in 2020, the Czech Republic in 2008, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in 2012, Greece and the Netherlands in 2004.