Despite Germany beating Portugal 4-2 on the day, the Germans were powerless to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from matching Miroslav Klose’s record.
Cristiano Ronaldo has equaled German legend Miroslav Klose for the most combined goals at World Cup and European Championship finals.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner broke the deadlock in Portugal’s Euro 2020 match against Germany on Saturday to take his tally in the two international tournaments up to an impressive 19 goals.
Only Klose, who won the World Cup with Germany in 2014 and the Golden Shoe in the 2006 tournament, can boast a similar tally.
19 – Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 19th goal at the World Cup and European Championships combined; no European player has ever scored more across the two competitions (level with Miroslav Klose). Incredible. #POR #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/ANg448f2xz
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 19, 2021
Portugal may have lost 4-2 in Munich in the end, but there was no stopping Ronaldo from making even more history.
What is Ronaldo’s record in the two tournaments?
Which teams has CR7 scored against?
12 of Ronaldo’s 19 goals in major international tournaments have come in the European Championship.
The Portugal captain scored on his Euros debut against Greece in 2004 on home soil. He has since hit the target against five other teams in the European Championship in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Wales, and Germany.
Teams Ronaldo has scored against in the European Championship
In the World Cup, meanwhile, Ronaldo has scored seven goals in 17 appearances in the finals against five teams in Iran, North Korea, Ghana, Spain, and Morocco.
Teams Ronaldo has scored against in the World Cup finals