Cristiano Ronaldo receives Guinness World Record award
Portugal's star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has made another big record. Ronaldo has become the first football player in history to play 200 international matches.
An overview of the news
The 38-year-old Ronaldo set this record as soon as he was named in the playing XI against Iceland in the 2024 Euro Cup qualifying match.
The Guinness World Records team honored Ronaldo for this record before the match.
In the match held in Iceland's capital Reykjavik, Ronaldo scored a goal in the 89th minute and gave the team a 1–0 victory over Iceland.
With this win, Portugal have retained the top spot in Group J with wins from all four matches they have played so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal on 20 August 2003.
Now even after almost 20 years, this player is not only playing matches but is also playing an important role in helping his team win.
Ronaldo also holds the record for most international goals with 123 goals.
Player with most international matches
Kuwait's Bader Al-Mutawa is in second place in terms of playing most international matches, who has played a total of 196 matches so far.
Malaysia's Soh Chin Ain is third with 195 matches.
Lionel Messi of Argentina is joint 11th with 175 matches.
Team India captain Sunil Chhetri tops the list playing 137 international matches for India.
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