Renato Sanches Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal Record

Updated: 19 May 2016 16:01 IST

Renato Sanches caught the attention of big clubs in Europe while playing for Benfica and finally was sold to Bayern Munich for 35 million euros (USD 39.4 million)

Renato Sanches Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo
Renato Sanches signed a five-year contract effective July 1 with German giants Bayern Munich. © AFP

Lisbon:

Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has broken the record of compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo as the youngest player to be called up for the Portuguese football team to participate in an official competition.

As Euro 2016 approaches, Renato, who recently joined Bayern Munich, will be 18 years and ten months old, compared to Cristiano's age when he was first called up for the Euro in 2004, when he was 19 years and four months old, reports Efe.

Renato Sanches became the big surprise of this year's Portuguese Primeira Liga season with Benfica, who retained the title for the third consecutive year.

His dazzling performance caught the attention of big clubs in Europe and Benfica agreed on his move to Bayern Munich for 35 million euros (USD 39.4 million) plus 45 million euros (USD 50.7 million) in variables.

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Highlights
  • Renato Sanches breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal record
  • Renato is the youngest player to be called up by Portugal
  • Renato has been bought by Bayern Munich for 35 million euros
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