Cristiano Ronaldo has already made history. He joined the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame 2023 after smashing plenty of records both on and off the pitch, forever shaping the world of football.
In 2022, after his 196th match for Portugal, Ronaldo equalled the record for the most international football caps by an individual (male), a title he shared with Kuwait’s Bader Al-Mutawa.
A year later, in March 2023, the player made history by breaking his own record and surpassing Al-Mutawa, with a total of 198 giving him the most international caps EVER.
This incredible number has been achieved between 20 August 2003 and 26 March this year. Yesterday, Ronaldo returned to the pitch for his memorable, history-changing 200th game.
As Portugal faced Iceland, Ronaldo led his team through an intense match that ended with a 1-0 victory for Portugal. On the occasion, he also celebrated his incredible achievement with a Guinness World Record’s certificate.
While expressing his happiness, Cristiano Ronaldo said: “Triumph with a special flavor. Not only for the day, but for the tribute, for the 200th game. To top it off with a goal, I can’t ask for more. It was spectacular, unforgettable, for everything it generated around the game. I have to thank the Icelanders, the federation for the surprise and to Guinness World Records.”
Thank you to the Guinness World Records. It’s always good to be recognised as a world record breaker. Let’s keep trying to set the numbers even higher.”