Only 3 players in the history of football have scored in 5 different World Cups. Christine Sinclair and Martha who are females.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 65th minute penalty goal against Ghana makes him the first male player in history to score in 5 World Cups.
Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 in a fierce, contested game.
Cristiano’s longevity in the game is remarkable! At 37, Ronaldo is still strong and fit compared to so many of his age mates who are long retired.
Reacting, Stephen Cleaver wrote on social media:
“Same Cristiano without a club because nobody wants him. Couldn’t give him away in the summer. 37 years old trying to prove he still has it. Like watching Dad dance at a disco.”
Nalani Jeffrey wrote:
“I said it before and I’ll say it again, who God has blessed, no man can curse. It was meant for him. Congrats Cristiano, well deserved.”
Mark Barasa wrote:
“He made history by scoring in 5 World Cups. The penalty was soft but history will only remember that he scored in 5 World Cups, effectively silencing haters. Let his critics sit down.”