Cristiano Ronaldo’s Astonishing Career Numbers Since Turning 30 Send Fans Abuzz

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Astonishing Career Numbers Since Turning 30 Send Fans Abuzz

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to go strong since turning 30
  • The Al-Nassr captain is currently the top scorer in world football
  • Fans have reacted to the astronomical numbers of the Portuguese superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo's enduring brilliance defies the passage of time, ageing gracefully like a fine wine despite being beyond his prime.

The Portuguese football icon remains a force to be reckoned with, regardless of the team he represents.

In a recent AFC Champions League clash between his club, Al Nassr, and Qatar Star League club Al-Duhail SC, the 38-year-old forward again took centre stage as he ensured his side coasted to victory.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has had an incredible 2023 in front of goal. Image: David S.Bustamante.
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As reported by Goal, he dazzled fans with a brilliant backheel assist that led to Anderson Talisca opening the scoring in the 25th minute. Ronaldo again played a pivotal role, contributing to his team's second goal, scored by Sadio Mane.

The 38-year-old forward, who wasn't going to let the game end without leaving his indelible mark, also continued his impressive run in front of goal with a beauty of a strike from the edge of the box.

The former Manchester United man would eventually add another to his tally on the night with another left-foot finish from the centre of the box.

Ronaldo's incredible goalscoring streak has propelled him to the top of the 2023 highest goalscorers list, surpassing young talents like Erling Haaland and Paris Saint Germain's Kylian Mbappe. According to Whoscored, Ronaldo has now netted 399 goals since turning 30.

The Al-Nassr star's incredible goal record has sent many fans abuzz, and they have wasted little time to react to his glowing statistics.

Fan reaction to Ronaldo's stats

@aureljpeg wondered,

"How is this even possible?"

@Elisha_izu was in disbelief, stating,

"This is not normal."

@Cocoatea57 took a playful jab at Ronaldo's rival Lionel Messi, saying,

"He has more left-footed goals this season than Messi 🤣💔👇."

@AmeerAleeyou simply wrote:

"Man so unreal."

@_UTDGhost emphasized,

"The real definition of GOAT👻."

Ronaldo's remarkable physical condition, relentless drive, and outstanding skills are clear reasons why he shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to lead the goalscoring charts in the Saudi League with 11 goals.

Ronaldo receives GOAT accolade

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ronaldo's performance for Al-Nassr has garnered widespread praise on social media following their AFC Champions League win.

The veteran forward's significant impact was evident from the outset as he provided a sublime assist to Anderson Talisca, who expertly converted the opportunity. Subsequently, Ronaldo notched two crucial goals in the latter stages of the match, effectively thwarting any potential comeback from Al Duhail.

Following the exhilarating seven-goal spectacle, fans flooded the micro-blogging platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to shower the illustrious five-time Ballon d'Or winner with well-deserved accolades.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).