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Cristiano Ronaldo: The records follow me

The former Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus superstar broke another record on Monday

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t resist a social media boast after breaking another record on Monday.

The Portugal striker became the highest scorer in a single Saudi Pro League season after netting twice in Al-Nassr’s 4-2 win over Al-Ittihad to take his tally to 35.

That meant Ronaldo overtook the mark of Morocco’s Abderrazak Hamdallah that had stood for five years. It is the fourth different league in which he has top scored in a single season after doing so in England (with Manchester United), Spain (with Real Madrid) and Italy (with Juventus).

He is also the top scorer in international football with 128 goals in 206 games.

Afterwards, he posted on social media: “I don’t follow the records, the records follow me.”

The 39-year-old has now scored 64 goals in 69 games for Al-Nassr but his efforts were still not enough to give them the title as they finished second for the second year on the trot, 14 points behind champions Al-Hilal.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.