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Cristiano Ronaldo is close to achieving another record

Cristiano Ronaldo is close to achieving another record

Cristiano Ronaldo is still unstoppable at 39 years old. After scoring three goals in Al-Nasr’s victory over Al-Taei (5-1) on Saturday, the Portuguese striker has now scored 26 goals in the Saudi tournament, four goals behind Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al-Hilal) and is looking forward to confirming himself as the best player in the tournament. Top scorer in the league, with nine matches remaining in the competition.

Being the top scorer in the Saudi championship allows him to enter history as the first player to be crowned top scorer in four different leagues, after he shone in England with Manchester United (31 goals in 2007/2008), and in Spain with Real Madrid. (40 goals in 2010/11; 31 in 2013/14; 48 in 2014/15) and in Italy for Juventus (29 goals in 2020/21).

In fact, no player has succeeded in being a top scorer in three of the five major European leagues, something that Cristiano Ronaldo achieved and made it a serious case in football history. Not even his age seems to prevent him from adding record after record. The Portuguese may have the advantage of Mitrovic being injured in the last match with Al Hilal and having to deal with being away from the field for a few weeks, which opens the way for him to be the top scorer in the Saudi championship.

In addition to Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez has also been the top scorer in three different tournaments, being top scorer in the Netherlands in 2009/10, in England in 2013/14 and in Spain in 2015/16. The Uruguayan striker is currently playing for the American club Inter Miami, but he has scored only five goals in seven league matches, and he is far from posing a threat to the Portuguese, seeking the title of the league’s fourth top scorer.

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This list also includes Lewandowski, Romario, Amoruso, Van Nistelrooy and Sonny Anderson, who were top scorers in three different tournaments.