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Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Messi Behind To Set New Football Record After Al-Shabab Brace In Saudi Pro League

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Even at the age of 38, Cristiano Ronaldo still continues to shatter records as he breaks the old ones to set new ones.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester player is the clearly an embodiment of the saying “age is just a number”.

Recently, Ronaldo added another impressive record to his illustrious career by scoring twice for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.

In a resounding 4-0 victory over Al-Shabab, the Portuguese captain netted two excellent goals from the penalty spot, bringing his total to five goals in four games for the 2023-24 football season, accompanied by two assists.

This also counts as his 30th goal in the calendar year, pushing him two goals ahead of Kylian Mbappe and just one behind Norwegian and Manchester City goal scoring expert, Erling Haaland.

In this process, Ronaldo clocked yet another remarkable world record, cementing his position as the all-time leading goal-scorer in national leagues with an estatic 517 goals.

This achievement supersedes the previous records jointly held by the legendary Austrian-Czech player, Josef Bican (515 goals) and Real Madrid star player Ferenc Puskás.

What makes this record even more respectable is that Ronaldo accomplished the achievement while competing in three of Europe’s top five leagues, that is the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, and Italian Serie A, coupled with finding the net in the Portuguese top-flight and, most recently, in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Nassr.

Meanwhile, his arch rival and fellow competitor, Lionel Messi, lags behind as he stays in a distant fourth place with 496 goals, trailing Cristiano Ronaldo by a mere 21 goals.

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