Cristiano Ronaldo’s name has consistently become synonymous with greatness and success, and the 38 year old Portuguese doesn’t look like he’s going to slow down with his great exploits in the world of football any time soon. Yes, this is not the usual exaggerated stories about some footballers that have often and unpleasantly saturated your ears, as Cr7 as he’s fondly called is constantly walking his talks.
Well, without much rigmarole, the former Real Madrid playmaker scored all four goals as his new club, Al Nassr beat Al Wehda 4-0 in the Saudi Pro League, earlier today, Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Aside the four goals scored by Ronaldo, he equally set a new record for himself as he has now surpassed five hundred (500) career league goals. Therefore, he has now scored a total of five hundred and three (503) goals for five different clubs in five different top flight leagues. For instance, Ronaldo who has equally won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award five times scored 103 league goals for Manchester United across two spells with the English Premier League giant.
Going further, he also scored a total of three hundred and eleven (311) league goals for Spanish giant Real Madrid, eighty one (81) league goals for Juventus of Italy and three (3) goals for Sporting Lisbon of Portugal, being the club he made his debut as a professional footballer.
Prior to this moment, it had seem as though Ronaldo was not going to replicate his enviable and trademark goal scoring prowess with his new club, as he had managed to score just once (from the penalty spot) in his past three competitive games for Al Nassr, but now, he’s gradually unfolding his package for his new club. Meanwhile, his four goals was enough to ensure that Al Nassr returned to the top on the league table because of superior goal difference against second placed Al Shabab, and equally has a game in hand.
Recall that Ronaldo left Manchester United for Al Nassr sometime in November 2022, following the termination of his contract with the club on a mutual agreement, after his controversial interview with Pier Morgan. He signed a highly lucrative deal with Al Nassr which is reported to worth about one hundred and seventy-seven million pounds (£177m) per year.
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