The complete team squad of Portugal is announced along with captain name who will hold the charge of national team. With a fantastic world cup qualification defeating Sweden on both home & away game, Portugal men are looking more hunger for the first title of FIFA World Cup. World’s best 3rd ranked football team has not won any big competition but the team is capable of making strong comeback. The current captain of the team will lead this national team in 2014 FIFA World Cup also.
Captain of Portugal 2014 FIFA World Cup
The Portuguese & Real Madrid star winger Cristiano Ronaldo is chosen as captain of Portugal football team. The player played vital role behind the world cup qualification of Portugal. In play-off round of last match against Sweden, Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick was responsible for Sweden’s knocked from World Cup.
It could be a very tough task for this national team even having Cristiano Ronaldo as the team is scheduled in a difficult group. The rivals of Portugal in group stage are Germany, United States & Ghana. First match of Portugal is scheduled against Germany in group stage. In last game against Cameroon, Cristiano Ronaldo set up a new record of scoring most number of goals for his national team.
See Also: Portugal Team Squad 2014 World Cup
Records of Cristiano Ronaldo
- Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo become the first player in football history to score 15 goals in a single season of UEFA Champions league. Still one more game yet to played against Atletico Madrid in his home Lisbon.
- He is the only player to won Golden boot award in two different leagues i.e. premier league & La Liga.
- The all time Portugal’s top goal scorer has now scored 49 goals for Portugal after playing 110 games.
- Also the highest goal scorer in a single season of premier league [31 in 38 games] shared with Luis Suarez and Alan Shearer.
- First player to score in 6 El Clasico games.
- The fastest player of La Liga to score 150 goals total.
- Real Madrid’s first player to score 60 goals in one season in all competitions.
- The first player to score 7 hat-tricks in one season.
Although the player has broken lots of record, but can he lift the FIFA World Cup trophy this time?