Cristiano Ronaldo’s Passion for Portugal: A Journey to 200 National Team Appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Passion for Portugal: A Journey to 200 National Team Appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo, the football superstar, recently shared his thoughts as he stands on the brink of becoming the first male player to reach 200 appearances for his national team. Reflecting on this significant milestone, he emphasized its importance and expressed his pride in achieving such a feat. Initially, he didn’t envision conquering this record, but he remains committed to moving forward and continuing to excel. He conveyed that he doesn’t actively pursue records; rather, they come to him. This particular record serves as a motivating factor for him to dedicate himself to his national team.

Ronaldo made his debut for Portugal in August 2003 when he was just 18 years old. Presently, he holds the record for the most goals scored by a male player for his national team, with an impressive 122 goals. His immediate goal is to clinch victory in the upcoming Euro championship.

As for his aspirations for the future, Ronaldo’s exact plans are uncertain. However, he acknowledges that he holds several records and his primary desire is to continue securing triumphs with Portugal, particularly aiming to secure a spot in the Euro championship. He hopes to create more records for Portuguese football and add more trophies to his collection. The landmark of 200 national team appearances showcases his profound love for his homeland, which he’s eager to demonstrate through his dedication on the field.

Roberto Martinez, the new coach of the Portuguese national team, holds Ronaldo’s influence in high regard. In the most recent match, the 38-year-old forward was given a starting position. Ronaldo also firmly believes in his ability to contribute to the team and expresses his intention to remain with the national team as long as the trust of the Football Federation President and the coach persists. He pledges never to turn down the opportunity to wear the national team jersey, as it represents his lifelong dream. Above all, Ronaldo desires to continue playing football, spreading joy to his family, friends, and the people of Portugal.


Nghia Pham