Cristiano Ronaldo has won it all at club level. The Premier League, Champions League, La Liga and the Club World Cup. And now the Portugal star can write his name in international football folklore by breaking Michel Platini’s record of nine goals in a single European Championship.
The three-time Ballon d’Or winner is 16/1 to light up the Euros by smashing that 32-year-old record, with 10 the target to aim for this summer.
Having netted a staggering 51 times in 48 outings for Los Blancos last season, backing the man from Madeira to reach double figures this summer could be an inspired bet.
The same is true of the 7/1 for him to score a hat-trick anytime at the Euros, having managed three hat-tricks for Portugal in as many years. Meanwhile, those backing Ronnie to flop in France can put their money on him not scoring this summer at 7/2.
However, the 7/2 bet which will cause more commotion on these shores is Ronaldo making a sensational homecoming to Manchester United this summer.
Having flirted with his previous employers over the course of several years, could this be the summer he finally swaps Spain for the Stretford End?
Wherever he begins next season, Portugal fans will be hoping he does so as the owner of the tournament’s goalscoring record, having led Portugal to European Championship glory (16/1).
A Ladbrokes’ Spokesperson said: “Ronnie has been in blistering form for Real Madrid, so the Super Bock could be on those tipping him to smash Platini’s goalscoring record this summer.”
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.