Ronaldo becomes first player to score at four consecutive European Championships

By Isoccer Staff

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Hungary means the Portugal and Real Madrid forward is the first player to have scored in four consecutive European Championships.

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed his chance to achieve the record after firing a blank against Italy.

Ronaldo’s first international tournament for Portugal was his country’s run to the final on home soil at Euro 2004, during which he scored two goals as a 19-year-old. He added one more to his tally at Euro 2008 and went on to score three more in Poland and Ukraine four years later.

Portugal’s all time top scorer was expected to score against Iceland and Austria, but fired a blank and missed a penalty in his side’s opening two fixtures.

His goal against Hungary is his 30th of 2016, as well as his 59th for his country in his 128th cap.

His record of 35 goals in 36 appearances in La Liga last term was second only to Barcelona’s Luis Suarez. He also scored the winning penalty in the Champions League final shootout victory over neighbours Atletico Madrid last month.

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