"I Don't Chase Records, They Follow Me": Ronaldo Says After Setting Goal Scoring Record in Saudi

"I Don't Chase Records, They Follow Me": Ronaldo Says After Setting Goal Scoring Record in Saudi

Isaac Darko
updated at May 28, 2024 at 5:13 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Al Nassr triumphed over Al Ittihad 4-2
  • The Real Madrid legend's brace etched his name into the history books
  • The legendary Portuguese has now netted 35 league goals this season

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Cristiano Ronaldo says that he doesn't chase records, but rather, it is the other way around after setting a new record for goals scored in a Saudi Pro League season.

The 39-year-old etched his name in Saudi Pro League history on Monday night by becoming the first player to score 35 goals in a single season.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated breaking Saudi Pro League record by repeating catchphrase from Piers Morgan interviews.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated breaking the Saudi Pro League record by repeating a catchphrase from Piers Morgan interviews. Photo by
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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner achieved this milestone with a brace in Al Nassr’s 4-2 victory over Al-Ittihad on the final day of the 2023/24 campaign.

Per ESPN, Ronaldo opened the scoring just before halftime.

The ex-Manchester United star then netted his record-breaking goal in the 69th minute.

Despite Al-Nassr finishing second, trailing champions Al-Hilal by 14 points in an unbeaten season, Ronaldo claimed the Golden Boot.

The Portugal hero's tally of 35 goals in 31 games put him comfortably ahead of his closest rival, Al-Hilal’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, who netted 28 goals in 28 matches.

Ronaldo reacts after setting goal-scoring record

Individual accolades hold significant importance for Ronaldo, and he didn't hold back in celebrating wildly after scoring on Monday night.

The Real Madrid legend took to social media to extend his celebration, sharing a graphic created to commemorate his record-breaking achievement.

He shared the graphic on X.com alongside the caption:

“I don’t follow the records, the records follow me.”

Meanwhile, despite Ronaldo's impressive goalscoring record, his side still lost the Saudi Pro League title to rivals Al-Hilal.

Per Goal, Al Hilal secured the crown with three games to spare.

Georgina Rodriguez hails Ronaldo

In related news, Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo's partner, Georgina Rodriguez, praising the Al Nassr ace following his latest feat.

The Spanish model, a regular attendee at the Knights of the Najd's home games, posted a clip on her Instagram story after the match.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)