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Cristiano Ronaldo Appears at Record Sixth European Championship

Ronaldo has now become the first player to feature at six separate Euros - a run that stretches back to 2004.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by appearing at a record sixth European Championship.

The 39-year-old forward was in the starting XI for his side’s Group F opener against Czech Republic in Germany on Tuesday.

Ronaldo’s international team-mate Pepe also started, meaning at the age of 41 and 113 he becomes the oldest player in Euros history.

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Ronaldo had already scored the most European Championship goals (14) and made the most appearances (25) before the 2024 tournament.

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He has now become the first player to feature at six separate Euros – a run that stretches back to 2004.

Prior to the game at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena, Ronaldo’s international team-mate Ruben Dias praised his ongoing contribution to the team.

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“Cristiano represents the idea that it’s possible to dream and achieve great things,” said the Manchester City defender.

“It’s a pleasure to have him with us. Beyond all those little big things I’ve mentioned, it’s important that he’s here with us at this stage of his career.”

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