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Ronaldo becomes first player to score in five World Cup editions



FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group H – Portugal v Ghana – Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar – November 24, 2022 Ghana’s Mohammed Salisu concedes a penalty against Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo REUTERS/Carl Recine
Stadium 974, Doha, State of Qatar

Cristiano Ronaldo has put behind the travails of his misadventure at Manchester United. When he slotted home a penalty kick in the 65th minute of the Group H match with Ghana, he became the first player to score in five editions of the World Cup.

His goal was also a milestone one for Portugal as it was the 50th World Cup goal for the country.

The additional two goals took Portugal’s goal haul at the World Cup to 52.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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