21 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals against the Netherlands and another against the Czech Republic, becaming the only player to score in all major international tournaments held since 2004: three Euros (2004, 2008, 2012) and two World Cups (2006, 2010).
Cristiano played his first Euro in 2004 when he was only 19 years old and scored in the inaugural match against Greece and in the semifinals clash with the Netherlands. Portugal went on to win the Silver Medal in the championship.
He went on to score one of Portugal's goals in the 2006 World Cup group stage against Iran and another in the 2008 Euro against the Czech Republic. He then sealed Portugal's 7-0 pour over North Korea in the 2010 World Cup.
Being only 27 years old gives Cristiano a good chance to overtake Germany's Klinsman, who scored in six straight Euros and World Cups. Ronaldo has currently tallied 67 strikes this season (60 with Real Madrid and seven with Portugal) and is currently his national team's third all-time top scorer.
|CRISTIANO GOALS IN LAST EUROS AND WORLD CUPS|
|Euro 2004||2||Portugal 1-2 Greece|
|Portugal 2-1 Netherlands|
|World Cup 2006||1||Portugal 2-0 Iran|
|Euro 2008||1||Czech Republic 1-3 Portugal|
|World Cup 2010||1||Portugal 7-0 North Korea|
|Euro 2012||2||Portugal 2-1 Netherlands|
|Euro 2012||1||Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal|