Portugal and Juventus magnifico, Cristiano Ronaldo, on Tuesday became all-time EURO top scorer after registering his 10th and 11th finals goals, against Hungary in their opening Group F match in Budapest.
Frustrated by the Hungarians, Ronaldo netted two late goals, to help Portugal begin their EURO defence with a perfect start on the road to Wembley next month.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has now moved clear of Michel Platini as EURO’s all-time scorer, adding another record to his already sizeable collection, including his newly-set record as the first football player to appear in five different European Championships.
Ronaldo marked his EURO debut against Greece on 12 June 2004 with a goal – his first for Portugal! – and coming into these finals he had registered eight more across 21 finals appearances.
His two ensuing goals against Hungary in Portugal’s UEFA EURO 2020 opener took him two clear of France’s Michel Platini, whose entire haul came at EURO ’84.
See list of EUROs all-time scorers below:
11 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
9 Michel Platini (France)
7 Alan Shearer (England)
6 Antoine Griezmann (France)
6 Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands)
6 Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands)
6 Wayne Rooney (England)
6 Thierry Henry (France)
6 Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden)
6 Nuno Gomes (Portugal)
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