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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes European Championship All-Time Top Scorer

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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes European Championship All-Time Top Scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has added another record to his incredible collection after becoming the all-time top scorer in the history of the European Championship.

The 36-year-old cut a frustrated figure in the first half as Diogo Jota elected against passing to him when he was free - coupled with a shocking miss from six yards out just before half-time.

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But he did what he does in the latter stages of the second, notching a brace in a late 3-0 Portugal win to take his Euros tally to 11 and move to 106 goals in 175 games for the national team.

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His first was an emphatic penalty after substitute Rafa Silva was fouled inside the box, while his second finished off some gorgeous combination play with Bruno Fernandes.

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Ronaldo has played in five consecutive European Championship and scored in all five. His first was in Euro 2004 and 17 years on, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is still running riot in the tournament.

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He is now the top scorer in the history of the Euros and the Champions League, having completely dominated at the highest level of club and international football.

What's more, Ronaldo has now struck in nine consecutive major international tournaments - a feat only matched by Ghana's Asamoah Gyan.

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The next record in Ronaldo's sights is held by Ali Daei, who scored 108 goals for Iran in his career and is the highest goalscorer in international football.

Ronaldo is just three away from surpassing the former Bayern Munich striker and you wouldn't bet against him doing it during Euro 2020.

Topics: Euro 2020, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo

Josh Lawless
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