Ronaldo sets new goal record in football
The 31-year-old has set a new record in football after scoring twice in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna – although it wasn’t enough to pip Barcelona to the title
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in history to score at least 50 goals in six consecutive seasons.
The Portugal international scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna on the final day of the Liga season to take his tally up to 51 for the campaign.
In comparison, Lionel Messi netted over 50 goals in three consecutive seasons between 2010 and 2013.
Ronaldo could also add to his total in this month’s Champions League final as Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in Milan.
But despite his overall haul, Ronaldo was beaten to the Pichichi award for the top scorer in La Liga as Luis Suarez ended the season on 40 goals – five ahead of the 31-year-old.
Ronaldo also lost out on winning this year’s La Liga trophy as Barcelona secured a 3-0 victory over Granada to seal the title.