How Many Goals Does Cristiano Ronaldo Need to Reach 1000 Goals After Back to Back Hattricks

How Many Goals Does Cristiano Ronaldo Need to Reach 1000 Goals After Back to Back Hattricks

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 3, 2024 at 6:09 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo's red-hot form in front of goal for Al-Nassr continues unabated
  • The 39-year-old scored back-to-back hat-tricks as he inches closer to 1000 goals
  • But how many goals does Cristiano need to reach the enviable 1000-goal mark?

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to defy the odds, evolving gracefully like fine wine within the realm of football.

While many footballers typically reach their peak in their early 20s and experience a decline after hitting 30, Ronaldo has proven to be an exception to this rule.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates as Al-Nassr put Abha to the sword in an 8-0 rout. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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From his early days as a promising talent at Sporting Lisbon to his remarkable tenure at Manchester United and then his reign of greatness at Real Madrid, Cristiano's journey has been one of consistent excellence.

Ronaldo's impressive form after turning 30

Despite expectations of a decline after departing from Real Madrid, Ronaldo has only flourished further, at least on a personal level, consistently finding the back of the net with remarkable frequency.

Since turning 30, the veteran forward has astonishingly scored 422 goals, a testament to his enduring prowess on the pitch.

To put this achievement into perspective, Ronaldo's post-30 goal tally surpasses that of renowned strikers such as Didier Drogba, Thierry Henry, and Wayne Rooney.

Ronaldo intensifies goal-scoring prowess in Saudi

In a recent match on April 3rd, the Portuguese phenom once again showcased his goal-scoring prowess, leading Al-Nassr to a resounding 8-0 victory over Abha in the Saudi Pro League, as noted by Al Jazeera.

Ronaldo's first-half hat-trick in that match brought his total number of hat-tricks to an impressive 65.

Additionally, he scored two goals from free-kicks, bringing his total free-kick goals to 63, just one shy of his long-time rival Lionel Messi.

With his remarkable form, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is currently on track to win the top scorer prize in the Saudi top division, standing at 29 goals.

Should he achieve this feat, he would become the first footballer to win the Golden Boot award in four different top-flight championships, per SPORTBible.

Furthermore, Ronaldo's exceptional goal-scoring record puts him in contention to surpass the single-season goal tally record in the Middle East country, currently held at 34 goals by Abderrazak Hamdallah during the 2018-19 season.

Ronaldo's race to 1000 career goals

Having amassed an impressive career tally of 885 goals, it's common knowledge that Ronaldo is aiming to achieve the historic milestone of 1000 goals.

How many goals to 1000?

Ronaldo requires 115 more goals to reach the coveted milestone of 1000 career goals.

To begin with, he is just 15 goals away from hitting the 900-goal mark, a milestone he is likely to achieve given his impressive average of scoring once every 88 minutes this season, according to Transfermarkt data.

Looking ahead, surpassing the 900-goal milestone would set his sights on the legendary 1000-goal mark, necessitating an additional 100 goals to accomplish this extraordinary achievement.

5 Ronaldo records which may never be broken

The annals of football history prominently feature Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the game's greatest-ever players.

Throughout his two-decade career at the pinnacle of football, Ronaldo established numerous records that are unlikely to be surpassed.

Sports Brief highlights five such remarkable Ronaldo records.

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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.