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UEFA Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Luiz Figo's record in game vs Austria

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 June 2016, 12:15 IST

Real Madrid striker and Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo on 19 June scripted history as he became the most capped player for Portugal with 128 appearances. CR7 surpassed the previous record of legend Luis Figo who earned 127 caps for the nation.

Portugal played Austria which ended dismally for the team but proved as a record-breaking game for Ronaldo. With this, he reached the milestone which many of his fans have been rooting for.

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When Portugal played the opening match against Iceland, Ronaldo equalled Figo's record of 127. The match ended with a goal each and yet again, Ronaldo was caught criticising the Iceland minnows for their defensive tactics.

Luis Figo made his international debut against Luxembourg on 16 October 1991.

Ronaldo earned his first senior cap - for international debut - against Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003. The 31-year-old, since 2008, has been Portugal's permanent captain. He also holds the record as the highest goalscorer for his nation with 58 goals.

First published: 19 June 2016, 12:15 IST
 
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