Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has racked up another record at Euro 2016, though this is not one he will be particularly proud of. ...
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has racked up another record at Euro 2016, though this is not one he will be particularly proud of.
The Real Madrid star has struggled in front of goal at the tournament so far, registering 24 shots without scoring, though it is his accuracy from long-range that is even more alarming.
Of the 95 shots he has attempted in European Championship and World Cup finals – the most of any player, 36 have been free-kicks. There’s just one problem: he has failed to score with every single one.
Incredibly, no player in the history of tournament football has wasted more free-kicks than Ronaldo, having netted 0 per cent of his 36 attempts, while Gheorghe Hagi sits in second placed with zero free-kick goals from his 27 attempts.
Madrid team-mate and Wales star Gareth Bale, however, has had no such troubles, netting free-kicks against Slovakia and England to boast a 66.6% conversion rate.