New record: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in four different Euro championships

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After scoring in the 50th minute against Hungary on Wednesday, Portugal and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score a goal in four different European Championship competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first ever international goal came at Euro 2004 against Greece. Four years later he scored one goal in Euro 2008 against the Czech Republic. At Euro 2012 he scored three goals in games against Netherlands and Czech Republic once again.

Ronaldo ultimately scored two goals in the game, giving him 60 career goals for Portugal on the international level.

In breaking the record Ronaldo beat out Sweden and free agent striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the distinction. Zlatan can match the record if he scores this tournament – but it will be his last attempt.

Ronaldo has not indicated if he will attempt to make it five in a row at Euro 2020. He will be 35 years old by the time that tournament rolls around.

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