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Ronaldo becomes most capped men’s footballer in the world



Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the most capped men’s footballer in the world after he featured for his country on Thursday night.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid stat made a world-record 197th men’s international appearance in a Euro 2024 qualifying tie against Liechtenstein in Lisbon.

Ronaldo moved level with Kuwait forward Bader Al-Mutawa on 196 caps when he faced Morocco at the World Cup, but has now surpassed him.

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The 38-year-old, who now plies his trade in Saudi Arabia for Al Nassr, has also scored a men’s record 120 international goals.

He made his international debut in 2003 and became the first man to score in five World Cups in Qatar last year.

Ronaldo’s Portugal won the game against Liechtenstein 4-0, courtesy of a goal by Cancelo, a goal by Bernardo Silva and a brace by Ronaldo late on.

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