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179 selections, 120 goals… Cristiano Ronaldo is eternal


DECRYPTION – The 38-year-old Portuguese has become the most selected player on the planet for the national team. And he also holds the goalscoring record.

He entered a little more in the history of the round ball.

This Thursday evening, against Liechtenstein, at the start of the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Cristiano Ronaldo (38) honored his 197th selection with Portugal, led for the first time by Roberto Martinez.

He thus became the world record holder for the number of appearances in the national team, surpassing the one with whom he shared it until then, the Kuwaiti Bader al-Mutawa (38 years old, 196 selections), still active but no longer summoned by his country.

And the five-time Ballon d'Or celebrated it in the most beautiful way: with a double, including a splendid and overpowering free kick at the entrance to the area which concluded the Lusitanian offensive festival (4-0).

Records are my motivation, I want to become the player with the most national caps in history, it would be something that would make me proud,

” he announced on Wednesday at a press conference.

Successful operation.

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Source: lefigaro

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