Guinness World Records has recognised and honoured Cristiano Ronaldo’s extraordinary achievement of reaching 200 international caps for Portugal.
The Al-Nassr superstar is said to have accomplished this remarkable feat during Portugal’s Euro 2024 Qualifiers match against Iceland on Tuesday, June 20.
As a tribute to his historic accomplishment, Ronaldo was presented with an official certificate as a complimentary record holder by Guinness World Records. Additionally, he received a Portugal shirt adorned with the number “200” printed prominently on the back, symbolizing his record-breaking caps.
Despite his record-setting achievement, the 38-year-old, who also holds the title of Portugal’s all-time leading scorer, declared that he has no intentions of retiring from international football anytime soon, reaffirming his commitment to continue making an impact on the international stage.
He has scored four goals in three games since Roberto Martinez took over as Portugal’s coach earlier this year but failed to find the net in last week’s 3-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
CRISTIANO RONALDO HITS 200 CAPS
Cristiano Ronaldo scaled yet another breathtaking peak in his glistening career as he represented Portugal in the 2024 UEFA Euro Qualifiers against Iceland on Tuesday, June 20.
Ronaldo has already established himself as the undisputed leader in international appearances, surpassing Bader Al-Mutawa of Kuwait earlier this year.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who currently plies his trade in Saudi Arabia for Al-Nassr, accomplished a groundbreaking milestone as the first player to reach 200 caps for his country.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday he would “never give up” playing for Portugal as he prepares to make his 200th international appearance against Iceland in Euro 2024 qualifying.
The 38-year-old set a new men’s international record when he won his 197th cap against Liechtenstein in March and has now reached unchartered waters.
“I will never give up coming here (to the Portugal national team), because it’s always a dream,” he told a press conference in Reykjavik ahead of Tuesday’s match.
This is the second time Ronaldo has been honoured by Guinness World Records after he became the highest top scorer in international football.
Guinness World Records has established itself as the leading global authority for cataloging and verifying an extensive array of world records.