Can you name Portugal’s XI from Ronaldo’s competitive debut in 2004?


Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer in the history of international football, but he took a while to get going with Portugal. How well do you remember his early days?

Luiz Felipe Scolari handed the then-teenage Manchester United winger his debut off the bench in a 1-0 friendly victory over Kazakhstan in September 2003, and he went on to make a handful more cameo appearances in friendlies as Portugal geared up for hosting Euro 2004.

His first competitive appearance didn’t come until the opening match of that tournament, a 2-1 defeat to Greece, who would famously go on to best them once again in the final.

Ronaldo was introduced at half-time and scored his first goal for Portugal in injury time, but it was only a consolation. We’re asking you to name the 11 players in Scolari’s starting line-up that day.

If that gives you a taste for another challenge, why not try and name every male player to score 60+ international goals?

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Good luck and don’t forget to tweet us your scores @planetfutebol.

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