Cristiano Ronaldo becomes top scorer in European Championship history
Posted On June 27, 2021
Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo is growing more and more not only at club level but also internationally. In fact, Cristiano Ronaldo made a huge impact straight away when he donned the Portuguese shirt and led his team forward in their UEFA Euro 2020 opener against Hungary at Ferenc Puskás stadium. from Budapest on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo made history in the Euro 2020 Group F game against Hungary on Tuesday. The Portugal captain scored a brace to become Europe’s all-time top scorer with 11 goals. Ronaldo played a crucial role in Portugal’s 3-0 win over Hungary to start their title defense on a high note.
Before the match, Ronaldo was tied with Michel Platini’s total of 9 goals in the European Championship. After struggling for almost 80 minutes in the game, Ronaldo managed to score a penalty in the 87th minute to achieve the massive feat. A few minutes later, Ronaldo scored a fine goal in added time to extend his lead in the scoring and seal the game for Portugal on the big stage.
Apart from that, ‘CR7’ also boasts of some additional achievements in this competition. He also holds the record for the largest number of European Cups UEFA (5) and at the same time, is also the first player to score in five consecutive finals of the Euro. Ronaldo is now Portugal’s all-time top scorer with 106 goals to his name.
Portugal will then face Germany and France in Group F which is designated as the group of death with three football heavyweights in one place.