5 records Cristiano Ronaldo can break in the next 5 years at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo has made quite the name for himself since he broke onto the scene as a sprightly young 18-year-old from Sporting Lisbon’s youth academy; capturing Sir Alex Ferguson’s attention after United lost 3-1 to Sporting during the inauguration of the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
The rest as we say is history.
Since then the Portuguese superstar has gone on to have a stellar career, amassing a large haul of trophies with both Manchester United and Real Madrid. He has won every single club trophy available and plenty of personal honours to go along with it; with the 3 Ballon d’Or’s the pick of the lot.
In the past decade or so, he has broken almost every record in sight, with his incredible goal-scoring record a testament to the remarkable player that he has become. But, having only recently signed a new 5 year deal with Real Madrid, you get the feeling that he might just be getting started.
Let’s take a look at 5 records that he could possibly break soon in a Real Madrid shirt.
#1 Telmo Zarra’s haul of La Liga top scorer awards
Currently, the record for the maximum number of La Liga’s top scorer award, the Pichichi, is held by Athletic Bilbao legend, Telmo Zarra. Zarra won the award six times from 1944-1953 and is the top scorer in Bilbao’s history with 332 goals. He also holds the record for most Copa Del Ray goals with 81 of them to his name.
With Ronaldo having won the award 3 times already, in the 2010-11, 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, it wouldn’t go too far to suggest that the Real Madrid talisman is within a clear shot of breaking the record in the next 5 years.
With Messi also winning the prestigious award 3 times and him being 2 years junior to Ronaldo, the added competition will surely push him to better his Barcelona rival.