Cristiano Ronaldo, very close to breaking another record
Cristiano Ronaldo, the 38-year-old Portuguese footballer, continues to make soccer history. If he plays in this Friday’s UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier against Liechtenstein, he will become the most-capped player in FIFA history.
He would overtake Kuwait’s Badr Al-Mutawa
Ronaldo would surpass Badr Al-Mutawa, the Kuwaiti striker who previously held the record of 196 caps for his country.
A far from simple path
The road has not been easy for Ronaldo, who made his debut for Portugal at the age of 18 in a friendly match against Kazakhstan in 2003.
His first goal came after 7 games
Although his first goal for the national team came after seven games, he managed to establish himself as a key player in the Portuguese team.
To date, he has scored a total of 118 goals, leading his national team’s top scorers.
A career playing for great teams
In addition to his achievements with the Portuguese national team, Ronaldo is also known for his career with Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Five Golden Balls
In his career as a footballer, he won the Ballon d’Or five times and the UEFA Champions League four times. Although his professional career seems to be coming to an end, his legacy in the world of soccer will be remembered for many years to come.