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UEFA EURO 2016: Renato Sanches debuts as youngest player for Portugal, breaks Ronaldo's record

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 June 2016, 15:58 IST

Portugal's starlet Renato Sanches has broken Cristiano Ronaldo's record of being the youngest player ever to represent the nation in a major tournament.

The teenager was seen in action in the last 20 minutes of Tuesday's Portugal versus Iceland match of group F which ended in a 1-1 draw. Sanches who is 18 years and 301 days, broke Ronaldo's record of 19 years and 128 days old.

Ronaldo made his debut in 2004 EURO which he marked with a goal during a 2-1 defeat to Greece.

After a deal worth €35 million, the Benfica teenager will be moving to Bayern Munich at the end of 2016 Euro.

Joao Moutinho was replaced by Sanches after 71 minutes and showed some signs of the promise that convinced Bayern to break the bank for his signature, goal reported.

According to a report in goal, he may eye for breaking the scoring record that his captain set in that debut 12 years ago.

First published: 15 June 2016, 15:58 IST
 
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