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CR7 earns one more record playing for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo earns one more record with Portugal in game vs Liechtenstein

March 23, 2023 By Oscar Rojas
The Portuguese legend found the back of the net with a penalty, but that was not the main cause for celebration in this match.

After today's game, each international match for Cristiano Ronaldo will be the extension of a record that will be quite hard to take away from him.

The Portuguese ace led his national team to a comfortable result against Liechtenstein, but his goalscoring antics were not the main topic of discussion today, as he managed to set a new record in international football by playing his 197th game for A Selecao.

By starting today, Ronaldo surpassed Kuwait's Bader Al-Mutawa, who played 196 games for his country between 2003 and June 2022. If CR7 (or CR197) can play three more international games, he will become the only player in history to reach the 200-game mark, something unthinkable in the history of the game.

Ronaldo also extended his lead in terms of European nations, as Spain's Sergio Ramos (who will reportedly never play again for La Roja) left his tally in 180 games. Gianluigi Buffon, another former teammate of the Portuguese footballer, holds the third spot for UEFA-based nations with 176 games and the tenth place considering all confederations.

If those numbers are not enough cause for celebration, the footballer added another milestone to his impressive international career.

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