Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that A tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo at Porto stadium for reaching 200+ games for his nation Portugal.
That was Ronaldo’s 123rd international goal, extending his world record.
Al-Nassr’s Ronaldo broke Kuwait forward Bader Al-Mutawa’s 196-cap record in March – and was given a certificate by Guinness World Records before kick-off to mark this latest landmark.
“For me it’s an unbelievable achievement, it’s amazing,” he said after the match. “And, of course to score the winning goal, it’s even more special.
“We didn’t play so well but sometimes football is like that but we scored a goal and, in my opinion, we deserved it. I’m so happy because of 200 caps, but this is even more special.”
Ronaldo is in his 20th year of playing for Portugal, having made his international debut in 2003, and is still a regular in the team despite leaving Europe for Saudi Arabia after the World Cup.
The former Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus forward has won the Ballon d’Or five times.
His fifth goal of Euro 2024 qualifying helped take Portugal on to four wins from four games.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in the history of men’s international soccer to win 200 caps.
The 38-year-old made history by starting for Portugal in Tuesday’s Euro 2024 qualifier away to Iceland.
Ronaldo went on to mark the occasion by scoring an 89th-minute winner in a 1-0 victory.
His 123rd international goal, which extended his world record, was initially disallowed for an alleged offside against teammate Goncalo Inacio.
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