Ronaldo eyeing up record-breaking Euro 2016

09 June 2016 03:23
Portugal have a proud record at European Championships, having reached at least the quarter-finals in all of their six appearances in the competition. And Ronaldo has also enjoyed himself and could become the first player to score in four different European Championships if he finds the back of the net in France. A major international honour is the only thing missing from Ronaldo's impressive CV, an agonising 1-0 defeat to Greece in the final of Euro 2004 the closest he has come. 

But the 31-year-old is adamant all that could change at Euro 2016. "European Championships and World Cups are always special competitions," said Ronaldo, who overtook Floyd Mayweather Jr as the world's highest paid athlete. 

"The final stages are always beautiful moments, unforgettable moments in a player's career, so this will be another European Championship on my CV. “Obviously I'm happy about it and I also feel privileged to have been able to participate in many final tournaments. 

"And evidently it's a delicate moment, a special moment because anything can happen. I think Portugal are in a good run of form, we had a very positive qualification." 

Players who have scored at three European Championships: Nuno Gomes (Portugal) 2000 v England, Turkey (2), France 2004 v Spain 2008 v Germany Thierry Henry (France) 2000 v Denmark, Czech Republic, Portugal 2004 v Switzerland (2) 2008 v Netherlands Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) 2004 v Bulgaria, Italy 2008 v Greece, Spain 2012 v Ukraine, France Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany) 1988 v Denmark 1992 v Netherlands 1996 v Russia (2), Croatia Hélder Postiga (Portugal) 2004 v England 2008 v Germany 2012 v Denmark Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 2004 v Greece, Netherlands 2008 v Czech Republic 2012 v Netherlands (2), Czech Republic Vladimír Šmicer (Czech Republic) 1996 v Russia 2000 v Denmark (2) 2004 v Netherlands Sportsbeat 2016

Source: Sportsbeat