Cristiano Ronaldo: Is Portugal legend the best Euros player ever?


The 36-year-old, who helped his country to the title in 2016, has a strong case to be considered the greatest Euros player of all time.

Ronaldo has played more games than anybody else in the tournament’s history, has scored more goals in qualifiers than anyone else and, if he scores once this time out, he will be out on his own as the leading scorer in the European Championship finals.

Ronaldo is the joint top scorer in European Championship history with nine goals – in 21 games across four different tournaments. He is the only player to score at four Euros.

He shares that record with Michel Platini, who scored nine times for France in five games at Euro 1984, but never played at another. That was the only European Championship Les Bleus played at between 1960 and 1992.

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