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Cristiano Ronaldo On Thursday, he played his 197th game against Portugal, breaking a new record in his career. This makes him the most involved player by a thorough selection.
Cristiano, 38, returns this Thursday to represent his country in the clash between Portugal and Liechtenstein in Lisbon. In this, Spaniard Roberto Martinez made him the opener and beat Kuwaiti Bader Al Mudawa.
Al Mudawa, 38, is still active but has not been called upon by new Kuwaiti coach Portuguese Rui Bento, who corresponded with the young Cristiano at Sporting de Portugal during his playing days.
Cristiano Ronaldo at the pre-match press conference He said he would be “extremely proud” to achieve the feat..
“Records? Let’s go for them! I want to break records (…) It’s also special to be the most international player in history. I have to admit that this is something that makes me feel very proud“, he declared.
Besides, he assured, “I want to play more matches with the national team than myself in my career.”
This tag extends a long list of entries: He is the top goalscorer in history with 828 goals; selections, with 118; and the Champions League, with 140.
He is the footballer with the most matches in the “Champions”, with 183 matches, ahead of Spain’s Iker Casillas’ 177 or Argentina’s Leo Messi’s 163, among other records.
After a tumultuous World Cup with Manchester United and Qatar, Cristiano looks to have regained his form at his current club, Saudi Arabian side Al Nasser, with whom he has already scored 9 goals in 10 games.