Ronaldo, a forward for Al-Nassr, was awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for having the most international caps for a male player.
During Tuesday’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Iceland, Cristiano Ronaldo made his 200th appearance for Portugal, and the superstar was honored for his outstanding accomplishment.
The player with the most caps for Kuwait, Bader Al-Mutawa, had 196, which is the closest to Ronaldo’s total.
Ronaldo celebrated appropriately by giving Portugal a 1-0 victory over Iceland in the 89th minute. Iceland had been reduced to ten men after Willum Thor Willumson was dismissed from the game.
In August 2003, against Kazakhstan, former Manchester United star Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal.
With 123 goals, he also holds the all-time scoring record for Portugal.
Ronaldo achieved success in the Nations League in 2019 in addition to helping Portugal win the European Championship in 2016.
According to ESPN, Ronaldo stated this before the match against Iceland: “Two hundred games played prove the love I have for my country.”
‘For me it is an extremely important milestone. It means a lot. [Two hundred] is a beautiful number that [no men’s player] has. I’m very proud because this is something I never thought I could reach. And I’m continuing to set records.’
Ronaldo became the first male player to score in five World Cups at the World Cup in Qatar last year.
He also has ten international hat-tricks, which is the most in history.