UEFA Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo can break these 6 big records
The UEFA Euro 2020 is all set to get underway from Friday. Cristiano Ronaldo would once again lead defending champion Portugal. While he already holds some records in the tournament, he is ready to script more this term as we take a look.
As the 2020 UEFA Euro kicks off from Friday, fans look forward to their favourite sides, while some of the big sides would be in contention to lift the title. It would include the defending champion Portugal that the modern-day great Cristiano Ronaldo would once again lead.
Ronaldo is already in the tournament record books, while he is bound to script many more in the coming matches. On the same note, we look at six of the extensive records he will likely script in this edition of the prestigious competition.
Most title wins as captain
Portugal is a favourite to sail into the final and even retain the crown at the Wimbley Stadium in London. If he manages to do so, he will become the joint-most successful skipper to have won multiple Euro title, along with Spain's Iker Casillas (2008 and 2012).
Most appearances (including qualifiers)
Italy's Gianluigi Buffon currently holds the record of having played the most Euro games, including the qualifiers (58). Meanwhile, Ronaldo happens to be a couple of games behind him and is set to break it in this edition.
Most edition appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record of having played the most matches in the tournament finals (21). Meanwhile, he has featured in four editions of the competition to date, while once he steps foot into the playing field in this edition, it would make him the player to have made the most edition appearances.
Oldest final scorer
The record for the oldest man scoring in the final of the competition currently lies with Bernd Hölzenbein of Germany (30 years). Meanwhile, if Portugal manages to reach the final and Ronaldo scores, he will become the oldest at 36 years.
Most goals by a player
Another record in the recking for Ronaldo, he currently holds the record of having scored the most goals in the tournament (9), alongside Michel Platini of France. Expect him to score at least one, and he would be the holder of the all-time top-scorer in the competition. Also, Platini's fellow countryman Antoine Griezmann (6) is in contention for the same.
Most goals in an edition
Ronaldo would have another feat in sight, as he would look to dominate the tournament with his goal-scoring spree. The record of scoring the most goals in a single edition currently lies with France's Michel Platini, scoring nine in 1984. Although it would be an arduous task for Ronaldo, he sure is the man with the best chance at this act.
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