Cristiano Ronaldo made senior international debut in 2003 at the age of 18 and has since had over 150 caps. Voted Portugal’s greatest ever player in 2015, he holds the all-time records for goals and appearances and has appeared and scored in eight international tournaments.
Ronaldo was a finalist at UEFA Euro 2004 as Portugal, who hosted the tournament, missed out to outsiders Greece. He took over the captaincy in 2008 and guided Portugal to their first major international triumph by winning UEFA Euro 2016. In addition to also appearing at the finals of the UEFA European Championships in 2008 and 2012, Ronaldo represented Portugal at the FIFA World Cup in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 – reaching the semi-finals on one occasion.
With a tally of 85 goals for his country, Ronaldo is the highest European international goalscorer of all-time and also holds the all-time records for most goals and assists in the UEFA European Championship.