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Cristiano Ronaldo makes new Euro 2024 record

"I know I don't have many years of football left. It’s a gift to play play year after year, after 35," says Al Nassr player

By Web Desk
June 14, 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to play Euro 2024 six times. — AFP/File
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to play Euro 2024 six times. — AFP/File

Star football player Cristiano Ronaldo is highly regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

He began his professional football career with Sporting CP at age 16 in 2002 and was signed with Manchester United a year later. Since then, there has been no stopping the Portugal player.

Today, at the age of 39, Ronaldo is still breaking and making records.

During an interview with reporters, the Al Nassr player talked about how it is "a gift" for him to be able to play at the 2024 UEFA European Championship in Germany at the age of 39.

He said: "I know I don't have many years of football left. It’s a gift to play year after year, after 35. I'm 39, and every year is about enjoying myself. To score for the national team is special. The national team is the love of my life; winning the Euros would be a dream."

Euro 2024 will be Ronaldo's record sixth appearance at the event, making him the first person to do so.

He said: "Any game is special, a European Championship is special; it will be my sixth, which is also a record. Playing in 2004, when I made my debut, or playing today, the feeling is always of pride and passion. It doesn't get any better than this."

Portugal will begin their Group F campaign against Czechia on June 18. They also play Turkey and debutants Georgia in the opening stage.