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Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in the history of the European Championship with 11 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in the history of the European Championship with 11 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved this Tuesday the record of goals in the history of the European Football Championship, with eleven goals in the five editions in which he has participated, after undoing with the two goals scored against Hungary the tie to nine goals that he maintained with Frenchman Michel Platini.

The first, from a penalty, and the second, after a great individual move, was achieved in Hungary-Portugal this Tuesday, in his 22nd match in the final phase of a European Championship, another record that no player has, since the second in the list is former German international Bastian Schweinsteiger, with 18 appearances.

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In addition, no other footballer has participated in five editions of the continental tournament.

In the final phase of the European Championship no other player has scored as many goals as Cristiano Ronaldo, who, in total, counting the qualifying rounds for the tournament, has scored 42 goals.

In the final stages, behind Ronaldo, with 11 goals, and Platini, with nine, are the Danish Ole Madsen and the Englishman Alan Shearer, with seven goals each.

Eight other players have achieved six: the Dutch Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Patrick Kluivert; the French Antoine Griezmann and Thierry Henry; Englishman Wayne Rooney; the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic; the Portuguese Nuno Gomes and the Russian Viktor Ponedelnik.

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Another record that the veteran captain of the Portuguese national team holds close to is that of the best assistant in the history of the European Championship, where the record is held by the Czech Karel Poborsky with eight assists.

Cristiano Ronaldo accumulates six passes that ended up in the nets. Ronaldo’s two goals against Hungary was his 106th with the Portugal shirt and in the history of national team football he is only behind the Iranian Ali Daei with 109 goals.

The Portuguese striker broke the European record as a goalscorer with his team (84 goals) led by Ferenc Puskás during the 2018 World Cup, and this Tuesday he became the highest scorer in the history of the European Championship in the stadium that bears the name of the legend Hungarian who also played for the Spanish national team. EFE. (JL).

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