Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice against Hungary to equal Michel Platini’s European Championship scoring record of nine goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 11 goals in all competitions, with only Antoine Griezmann (6 goals) having a realistic chance of catching him.
Apart from breaking the record for most goals scored in a single season, Cristiano Ronaldo is now only three goals behind Ali Daei of Iran, who has 109 international goals. For Portugal, Ronaldo has 106 goals. The 36-year-old is targeting a record-breaking performance at Euro 2020.
Gary Neville, a former Manchester United teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo, was astounded by the number of goals Ronaldo has scored for Portugal. Neville, speaking on ITV, said:
“It’s an obscene record. I mean, 106 goals for his country is absolutely ridiculous. He just continues to beat individual record after individual record.”
Portugal’s Euro 2020 campaign began with a much-needed victory over Hungary. Their final two games will be against France and Germany, respectively.