What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick record at the European Championship?

Has Cristiano Ronaldo ever netted a free-kick at the Euros? (Imago/Xinhua)

What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick record at the European Championship?

Seye Omidiora 07:48 - 19.06.2024

Despite an unsuccessful attempt in Portugal’s group-stage win over Czechia, how many has the forward netted from dead-balls at the Euros?

Cristiano Ronaldo played 90 minutes in Portugal’s Group F Euro 2024 win over Czechia on Tuesday, as the Selecao came from 1-0 down to seal a 2-1 win in their tournament opener. 

Portugal vs Czechia

Lukas Provod stunned Roberto Martinez’s men with a well-taken effort just after the hour mark to put Ivan Hasek into an unexpected lead, but that advantage lasted seven minutes as Robin Hranac inadvertently put the ball into the wrong end in the game's 69th minute. 

It stayed that way until the final moments until Francisco Conceicao scored from close range in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to complete the turnaround success. 

The game could have played out differently had Ronaldo found the back of the net from his long-distance free-kick in the 58th minute, but the forward’s attempt was straight at Jindrich Stanek

Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo | Imago

What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick record at the Euros?

While it would be inappropriate to criticise Ronaldo for not scoring from over 20 yards, the Selecao captain’s wait for a free-kick goal at the European Championship continues. 

According to ESPN, the 39-year-old has taken 29 dead-balls since his tournament debut at Euro 2004 without finding the net, with his latest attempt thwarted by Czechia’s Stanek. 

What comes next?

Ronaldo could get more tries against Turkiye on June 22 before their final Group F match against Georgia four days later.