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Alexander-Arnold OUT for England, Cristiano Ronaldo set for record haul with Portugal

Records Ronaldo could break at EURO 2020

Most finals campaigns

Seventeen men have appeared in four EURO tournaments, beginning with Lothar Matthäus and Peter Schmeichel back in 2000.

Ronaldo is among them and he will strike out alone if he features this summer. He is the last man standing of the 11 who notched up number four in 2016.

Most finals goals

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Ronaldo marked his EURO debut against Greece on 12 June 2004 with a goal – his first for Portugal! – and has since registered eight more across 21 finals appearances.

A tally of nine means he heads into UEFA EURO 2020 level with France’s Michel Platini, whose goals all came at EURO ’84.

Most appearances (including qualifying)

Ronaldo needs three more appearances to surpass Gianluigi Buffon’s all-time high of 58 appearances in EURO competition, qualifying and finals – the 36-year-old could end the tournament on 63 matches.

His 56 to date have resulted in 36 wins, 12 draws and eight defeats.

58 Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
56 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
51 Mario Frick (Liechtenstein)

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Oldest scorer in a final

Just one player aged over 30 has scored in a EURO final.

Bernd Hölzenbein was 30 years and 103 days old when he headed West Germany’s late equaliser against Czechoslovakia in 1976 to prompt extra time and, ultimately, a penalty shoot-out win.

Ronaldo will be aged 36 years and 156 days on 11 July, date of the EURO 2020 decider.

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