Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Third Player of the Month Award in Saudi Pro League

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Third Player of the Month Award in Saudi Pro League

Edwin Kiplagat
October 3, 2023 at 4:18 PM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has won another Player of the Month Award in the Saudi Pro League
  • The 38-year-old was phenomenal in the month of September, helping Al-Nassr bounce back from a poor start to the season
  • Ronaldo has now won a total of three POTM awards in the SPL

Cristiano Ronaldo has bagged another award in the Saudi Pro League. The Al-Nassr strike was named the Player of the Month (POTM) for September.

The veteran striker also won the POTM award for August after an incredible start to the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Player of the Month, Saudi Pro League, Al-Nassr, Sadio Mane
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to defy the odds. Photos by Amin M. Jamali and Al Nassr Zone (X).
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After Al-Nassr's poor start to the 2023/24 season, the 38-year-old's impressive performances saw them win six straight games. In September alone, Ronaldo scored five goals and provided three assists.

The Portuguese star scored five goals and provided two assists in August to win the award. He also won it in February, shortly after joining Al-Nassr, meaning he has now won it three times.

Overall, in the 2023/24 season, Ronaldo has scored 10 goals in the Saudi Pro League in seven appearances, making him the top scorer. Al-Nassr are fourth in the SPL with 18 points in eight games. Neymar's Al-Hilal are top of the pile with 20 points.

Ronaldo so far in Saudi Arabia

Ronaldo now has 23 goals in the Saudi Pro League and seven assists; that is 30 goal involvements in 23 games.

Before the league season commenced, Ronaldo and Al-Nassr won the Arab Club Champions Cup, his first trophy with the Middle Eastern club. He scored six goals in the competition to win the Golden Boot.

He paved the way for other top players from Europe to move to Saudi Arabia. The likes of Neymar, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kante, Ruben Neves, Riyad Mahrez, and others have grown the popularity of the league.

Ronaldo engineers comeback win for Al-Nassr

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the veteran forward led Al-Nassr to a remarkable comeback triumph against Istiqlol Dushanbe in their second AFC Champions League group match on October 2.

Ronaldo, who had been in exceptional form since the beginning of the season, scored his inaugural goal in Asia's premier club competition. Anderson Talisca then completed the turnaround with a brace at Al-Awwal Park.

The 3-1 victory solidified Al-Nassr's position at the top of Group E with six points, establishing a three-point lead over second-placed Persepolis.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.
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