Guinness World Record: Ronaldo awarded Player With Most Caps
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been honoured as the player with the most cap in the international male football category, according to the Guinness World Record
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the most international caps for a male football player 🥇”
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) June 20, 2023
In 2022, after his 196th appearance for Portugal, Ronaldo equalled the record for the most international football caps by an individual (male), previously held by Kuwait’s Bader Al-Mutawa.
And in March of this year, Ronaldo made history by surpassing Al-Mutawa’s record and setting a new benchmark with a remarkable total of 198 international caps, establishing himself as the player with the highest number of international appearances in history.
This incredible achievement was accomplished between August 20, 2003, and March 26 of the current year.
On June 20, 2023, Ronaldo took to the pitch for his monumental 200th game. Leading Portugal against Iceland, he guided his team through an intense match that culminated in a 1-0 victory.
During this historic occasion, Ronaldo was also presented with a Guinness World Records certificate, commemorating his extraordinary accomplishments.
The emotional moment was captured forever in a Reel that Ronaldo shared on Instagram.
The record-equalling feat with Al-Mutawa occurred during the World Cup quarter-final match between Portugal and Morocco in June 2022.
Throughout that same tournament, Ronaldo continued to break records, showcasing his enduring popularity by becoming the first individual to amass 500 million followers on Instagram at the start of the competition.
Reflecting on the inception of Ronaldo’s career, it is awe-inspiring to witness his journey from a 17-year-old debutant in 2002 to an internationally acclaimed athlete with a plethora of records to his name, coveted by numerous prestigious clubs worldwide.
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