Ronaldo Receives Guinness World Records Certificate After Becoming First Male Player To Make 200 Caps1 min read
Al-Nassr forward Ronaldo received a Guinness World Records certificate for having the most international caps for a male player.
The closest to Ronaldo’s tally is Bader Al-Mutawa, who was capped by Kuwait on 196 occasions.
Former Manchester United star Ronaldo made his senior debut for Portugal against Kazakhstan in August 2003.
He is also Portugal’s all-time record scorer with 122 goals.
Ronaldo won the European Championship with Portugal in 2016 and also experienced success in the Nations League in 2019.
Ahead of the game against Iceland, Ronaldo, as reported by ESPN, said: ‘Two hundred games played proves the love I have for my country.
‘For me it is an extremely important milestone. It means a lot. [Two hundred] is a beautiful number that [no men’s player] has. I’m very proud because this is something I never thought I could reach. And I’m continuing to set records.’
At the World Cup in Qatar last year, Ronaldo became the first male player to score in five World Cups.
He also holds the record for the most international hat-tricks with ten.