LISBON, Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo is still considered a venomous player at the age of 36 but the Portuguese legend is likely to play in his last European Championship this year.
It was his fifth Euro, the highest record for a player in tournament history and 21 matches in the finals.
He also topped the all -time scoring list with 31 goals, and nine goals in the finals equaled Michel Platini’s record.
Five years ago, he cried on the pitch of the Stade de France after being injured and having to be sent off in the final.
With his leg still injured, he stood on the edge of the field with the coach giving instructions to his teammates for the remainder of the game.
“He called every player’s name, every name. It’s hard to ignore him. I think everyone felt his presence,” Nani said.