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Ronaldo Sets New Real Madrid Record

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has set a new club record, surpassing  the feats of club legend, Alfredo di Stefano, with his 310th goal from a hat-trick at Espanyol on Sunday.

The Portuguese forward scored from the penalty spot against Juventus on Wednesday to take his tally to 307 for Madrid since he signed up with the side in 2009.

With his goals on Sunday, Ronaldo has become the second all-time highest goal scorer at Real Madrid, overtaking the Argentine great, who died last year. Di Stefano netted his 308 goals in 396 matches between 1953 and 1964, while Ronaldo’s 310 goals have come in 299 appearances for the club.

Ronaldo, who signed a new contract at Madrid in September 2013, is now only 13 goals behind Madrid icon, Raul, who netted 323 goals for the club in 741 appearances between 1994 and 2010.

Ronaldo now has 58 strikes in all competitions this term and leads the race for the Pichichi Prize with 45, four more than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.