Ronaldo Becomes Player With the Most 1st Division Goals in Football History After Brace for Al Nassr

Ronaldo Becomes Player With the Most 1st Division Goals in Football History After Brace for Al Nassr

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 25, 2023 at 8:29 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo chalked yet another landmark in his illustrious career on Friday
  • The 38-year-old became the most prolific scorer across first divisions in the history of football
  • His brace against Al Akhdoud ensured Al-Nassr continued their winning streak in the Saudi League

Cristiano Ronaldo, the head of the Saudi Pro League glitterati and superstar of Al-Nassr, achieved yet another milestone following his remarkable double against Al Akhdoud on Friday, November 24.

Ronaldo's performance harkened back to his prime, showcasing goals worthy of the Puskas Award and extending Al-Nassr's unbeaten streak to an astounding 19 games across all competitions.

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Cristiano Ronaldo chalked yet another milestone in his glistening career after his brace against Al Akhdoud. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN
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Ronaldo's sensational brace

Despite a subdued performance for the most part of the clash against Akhdoud, the Ballon d'Or laurette transformed the game as it approached its final stages.

His first goal demonstrated unparalleled skill as the 38-year-old controlled a lofted pass with audacious finesse before driving the ball home at the near post.

However, his second strike surpassed even that—a breathtaking long-range shot lofted over the helpless visiting goalkeeper, who found himself woefully out of position.

According to talkSPORT, Cristiano's tally for Al-Nassr now stands at 32 goals in 37 matches, a remarkable achievement accomplished in just 11 months in Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo becomes all-time 1st division top scorer

While his impressive numbers in the Saudi top division are noteworthy, his overall goal count across illustrious stints in three of Europe's top five leagues and now in the Middle East is simply astounding.

The former Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus ace has amassed a total of 527 goals across first-division competitions, conquering the Saudi Pro League, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Liga Portugal, Mail Sport reports.

His stunning tally means Ronaldo has scored the most first-division goals in football history, per Fabrizio Romano.

What's next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

Having marked this latest hallmark, the legendary Portuguese footballer now turns his focus to the Asian Champions League, with Al Nassr set to face Iranian side Persepolis on Monday, November 27.

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Ronaldo double downs Al Akhdoud

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo spurred Al-Nassr to a commanding victory, narrowing the gap between them and league leaders Al-Hilal.

The Knights of Najd triumphed 3-0 against Al Akhdoud, thanks to Ronaldo's stunning brace and Sami Al Naji's inaugural goal of the season.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.