Cristiano Ronaldo reached yet another milestone on Thursday, February 9, scoring his 500th career league goal in a four-goal performance.
Following his exit from Manchester United, Ronaldo signed a lucrative deal to join Al-Nassr until June 2025.
Ronaldo failed to score in his opening two competitive appearances for the Saudi Arabian club. Still, he opened his account when he scored from the penalty spot in a 2-2 draw against Al-Fateh at the beginning of the month.
He however announced himself in the Saudi Pro League on Thursday evening as he scored all four goals in a 4-0 away victory against Al-Wehda.
The Portuguese football star opened his goal account for the night in the 21st minute after driving a powerful shot into the bottom corner. This gave Ronaldo his 500th league goal.
500 LEAGUE GOALS FOR CRISTIANO RONALDO! ??
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 9, 2023
Before halftime, he raced onto a well-weighted pass and slipped the ball under Abdulquddus Atiah.
In the 53rd minute, the Portugal international completed his hat trick from the penalty spot, and he added a fourth goal shortly after the hour mark.
After Atiah saved his initial effort, the veteran forward guided the rebound into the net, capping off a dominant individual performance.
As a result of his outstanding performance, Ronaldo now has 503 league goals, 103 of which have come in the Premier League with Manchester United.
During his time with Real Madrid, he racked up 311 goals in 292 La Liga appearances, while he found the net on 81 occasions in Serie A when he represented Juventus.
As well as scoring three goals for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese topflight, he has now registered five in the Saudi Pro League.
Ronaldo is fifth in the list of all-time league goalscorers, and he is currently 11 adrift of Ferenc Puskas in fourth and 15 away from Josef Bican in third.
Pele leads the way with 604 league goals to his name, while Romario is in second place after scoring 544.
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