Ronaldo Breaks Saudi Pro League Scoring Record

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the Saudi Pro League record for most goals scored in a season when he scored 34 and 35 in Al Nassr’s final game.

“I don’t follow the records, the records follow me,” the 39-year-old Portuguese forward tweeted afterward.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker scored in first-half stoppage time and again in the 69th minute with a header to help Al Nassr upset Al Ittihad 4-2 at home on Monday.

The previous record for most goals in a single season was 34, set by Moroccan Abderrazak Hamdallah in 2018-19.

Al Nassr were already assured of second place, trailing winners Al Hilal by 14 points.

Ronaldo signed Riyadh-based Al Nassr in December 2022, marking the beginning of an invasion of foreign players to the Saudi league on costly contracts.

Ronaldo, who led Portugal to victory at the 2016 Euros, has been included to the squad for this year’s tournament in Germany next month, his 11th international appearance.

He is the most capped player in men’s international football, having made 206 games and scoring a record 128 goals.

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