Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo equals record for most goals in a Saudi Pro League season after giving Al-Nassr lead vs Al-Ittihad

Cristiano Ronaldo creates Saudi Pro League record
Cristiano Ronaldo creates Saudi Pro League record

Cristiano Ronaldo has equaled the record for most goals scored in a single Saudi Pro League season.

The Portugal captain netted his 34th SPL goal of the season against Al-Ittihad. Ronaldo is now level with Abderrazak Hamdallah, who reached the mark in 27 matches in the 2018-19 season.

Ronaldo found the back of the net in the injury time of first-half (45+3') with a cheeky finish, marking his 34th SPL goal in his 31st appearance this season. He had found the back of the net minutes earlier from a Sadio Mane pass. However, the effort was ruled out due to offside. Ronaldo, though, eventually got his goal in injury time, giving Al-Nassr a 1-0 lead.

Ronaldo has now scored 43 goals in 44 appearances across competitions this season, while also having 13 assists to his name. The 39-year-old continues to be a force to be reckoned with.

Cristiano Ronaldo's record interestingly comes against Hamdallah's current side, Al-Ittihad. The Moroccan, however, is not in the Al-Ittihad squad due to an injury.

How many Saudi Pro League goals has Cristiano Ronaldo scored so far?

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr as a free agent on December 21, 2022. He has since scored 48 Saudi Pro League goals in 47 appearances. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner also has 13 SPL assists to his name.

Overall, Ronaldo has now scored 57 goals in 63 appearances for Al-Nassr, while having 15 assists. Despite being 39, the legendary Portuguese continues to produce astonishing numbers in front of the goal.

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