Cristiano Ronaldo Sets Two Historic Milestones After Demolishing Saudi League Goal Scoring Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Sets Two Historic Milestones After Demolishing Saudi League Goal Scoring Record

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at May 28, 2024 at 6:41 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo achieved two new feats after a record-breaking season with Al-Nassr
  • The 39-year-old smashed the goal-scoring record for a single season with his 35 strikes
  • Long-time girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, could not help but praise CR7 for his records

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Cristiano Ronaldo reached yet another dizzying milestone in his illustrious career after netting twice in Al-Nassr's final game in the Saudi Pro League (SPL) on May 27.

The Portuguese phenom struck on either side of half-time to etch his name in the history books of the Saudi top flight, breaking the record for the most goals scored in a single season in the league.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to clinch the top scorer prize in four different leagues. Photos by Chris Coleman, AFP and Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
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Ronaldo scored in first-half stoppage time and again in the 69th minute with a header as Al-Nassr defeated Al-Ittihad 4-2 at home on Monday.

Moroccan forward, Abderrazak Hamdallah, who beat CR7 to the top scorer award last term, set the previous record for most goals in a single season with 34 in the 2018/19 campaign.

But the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus ace made sure he made amends for missing out on the Goal King prize this season while also smashing the record with his 34th and 35th goals of the season.

After breaking the record for most goals scored in a single season in the Gulf country, the 39-year-old took to his official X account to revel in his latest achievement.

"I don't follow the records, the records follow me," the veteran forward tweeted.

Ronaldo sets another scoring record

In addition to breaking the record for the most goals in a single SPL season, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner achieved another milestone in his illustrious career.

Ronaldo became the first player ever to be the top goal-scorer in four different leagues: La Liga (three times), the Premier League, Serie A, and now the Saudi Pro League.

Seasons where Ronaldo was league top scorer

Club

Season

Number of goals

Manchester United

2007-08

31

Real Madrid

2010-11

40

Real Madrid

2013-14

31

Real Madrid

2014-15

48

Juventus

2020-21

29

Al-Nassr

2023-24

35

Ronaldo's girlfriend reacts to his record-breaking feats

As football fans celebrate his latest hallmark, Ronaldo’s heartthrob, Georgina Rodriguez, shared a heartwarming message in response to his heroics, Sports Brief reports.

A frequent attendee at Al-Nassr's home games, she posted a clip on her Instagram story after the match featuring her lover standing in the dugout for his post-match interview.

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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.
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