After being the first male player to achieve 200 international appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Guinness World Records certificate.
The Portuguese star celebrated the occasion by scoring the game-winning goal in the 89th minute of Portugal’s 1-0 victory over Iceland in yesterday’s European Championship qualification match.
Before the kick-off, Ronaldo was honoured by Guinness World Records for reaching 200 games for Portugal almost 20 years after his debut.
Receiving the award, Ronaldo said, “Triumph with a special flavor. Not only for the day it was, 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, to the federation for the surprise. And to Guinness World Records.”
The record is yet another addition to Ronaldo’s long list of accomplishments in international football.
The Al Nassr front man is the all-time top goal scorer in international football with 122 goals in 200 games to date.