Cristiano Ronaldo Combines Two Popular Celebrations After Netting 874th Goal of His Career, Video

Cristiano Ronaldo Combines Two Popular Celebrations After Netting 874th Goal of His Career, Video

Byron Pillay
updated at February 14, 2024 at 9:18 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo made the 1000th appearance of his club career and scored his 874th goal
  • CR7 combined two of his most popular celebrations after scoring in the Asian Champions League
  • The Al-Nassr captain gave his side a 1-0 advantage to take into the second leg later in February

You have to keep things fresh when you have played as many games as Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar played his 1000th club game as his Al-Nassr side took on Al-Fayha in the AFC Asian Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke out a familiar celebration after scoring in his 1000th club game.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 874th goal of his club career and combined two of his celebrations to mark the occasion. Image: Fayez Nureldine/ Khalid Alhaj.
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As noted by GOAL, the former Real Madrid star proved to be the difference maker as he scored a late goal to give his side the win.

Al-Nassr will now take a 1-0 lead into their second leg of the round of 16 fixture, with CR7 looking to score his 875th goal of his club career. The second leg fixture will take place on February 21 at Al-Nassr's home stadium.

The Portuguese star grabbed the winner in the 81st minute when he combined with Marcelo Brozović before finishing in the top of the net.

CR7 then started running towards the corner flag to perform his Siuuu celebration but instead converted it into the Sleep celebration.

When last did Ronaldo use the celebration?

While some fans assumed it was the first time CR7 broke out the celebration, he has, in fact, used it before.

talkSPORT reported that the Portuguese star used the celebration while playing for the national team. The Al-Nassr captain performed it after scoring a brace in Portugal’s 6-0 thrashing of Luxembourg.

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches impressive milestone

Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo has again proven that he is the epitome of longevity by reaching a new milestone, Sports Brief reported.

The Portuguese superstar made his 1000th club appearance as he started for the Saudi Pro League side against Al-Fayha in the Asian Champions League.

Over 400 of those appearances came for Real Madrid, with a further 300 coming from his two spells at Manchester United and just over 100 with Juventus.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.