Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could represent Portugal at 2016 Olympic Games (Video)

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Cristiano Ronaldo could have two opportunities to lead Portugal to international glory in 2016, Mail Sport reports.

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The Real Madrid forward will captain the national team at next summer’s European Championships in France, should they qualify and could also represent his country at the Olympic Games in Brazil a few weeks later.

Following the U21 side reaching the final of the Euros this summer, Portugal have qualified for the Olympics as a result and could name Ronaldo as one of their three permitted over 23 players in the squad.

FPF (Portuguese Football Federation) president Fernando Gomes has revealed that the idea to take the 30-year-old is a possibility:

“It’s a possibility,” Gomes told Portuguese media outlet Globo Esporte.

“We can take three players aged over 23. Ronaldo is one of our current options but we have not thought too much about it yet,” he added.

The potential addition of Ronaldo would automatically install the Portuguese as one of the favourites to claim a gold medal in Rio next year.

The Los Blancos star has been playing right at the peak of his powers in the last 18 months and finished the 2014-15 La Liga campaign as the top-scorer after finding the back of the net an astonishing 48 times in 35 appearances.

He ended the league campaign with back-to-back hat-tricks against Espanyol and Getafe, the followed it up with yet another treble haul, but this time for the national team in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Armenia earlier in the month.

With the former Manchester United man in this type of form, who will be able to stop Portugal?

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