Cristiano Ronaldo, currently playing for Al-Nassr at 38 years old, continues to showcase his exceptional talent on the field.
Recognized as one of the most prolific goal scorers in football history, he has amassed a remarkable total of 869 senior career goals for both club and country.
In a recent match on Monday, December 11, Ronaldo achieved another significant milestone as Al-Nassr secured a convincing 5-2 victory over Al-Shabab, propelling them into the Saudi Kings Cup semifinals.
His goal during this match marked his 26th of the season and served as his 50th goal for the calendar year.
This accomplishment places him at the top among all players this year and marks the eighth occasion he has achieved this feat.
Notably, since reaching the age of 30, Ronaldo has astonishingly scored 406 goals, surpassing the entire career goal tally of esteemed football legends such as Wayne Rooney, his former Manchester United teammate, and Didier Drogba of Chelsea.
This remarkable statistic highlights the incredible goal-scoring prowess Ronaldo has exhibited since entering his thirties, surpassing the career goal records of several renowned football stars.
Here, Sports Brief takes a look at some of the great football stars Ronaldo has scored more goals since clocking 30 than in their actual career.
8 players and their career goals
- Fernando Torres – 301 goals
- Hernan Crespo – 307 goals
- Fillipo Inzaghi – 313 goals
- Robin Van Persie – 322 goals
- Wayne Rooney – 366 goals
- Didier Drogba – 368 goals
- Andrey Shevchenko – 391 goals
- Ruud van Nistelrooy – 394 goals
Ronaldo takes on EA Sports FC
In the latest developments, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself connected to Lionel Messi once again, this time as a digital rival in the world of gaming, according to reports from GOAL.
Ronaldo has made an investment in UFL, a football video game that prides itself on offering a fair and skill-focused gaming experience, designed by gaming enthusiasts.
As one of the investors, the five-time Ballon d’Or awardee contributes to a group investing over $40 million toward the enhancement and creation of this innovative gaming platform.