Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make history as the reigning Ballon d’Or winner becomes the first player in Spanish football to score 50+ goals in five consecutive seasons.
Outside of humiliating defenders on the pitch, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo reached another milestone on Saturday.In the 91st minute of Saturday evening’s 3-1 win over Malaga on Saturday evening in front of a packed Santiago Bernabeu crowd, Cristiano put himself in the history books for Spanish football for yet another time this season.
Ronaldo becomes first La Liga player to score 50 in five straight seasons
Cristiano’s goal was the 50th of the season, marking the 30-year-old’s fifth consecutive season with 50+ goals in all competitions.
After joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, the one-time most expensive player in the world has scored 53 goals in the 2010-11 season, 60 in the 2011-12 season, 55 in the 2012-13 season, 51 in the 2013-14 season and 50 so far in this 2014-15 season.
Although he missed a penalty off the crossbar in the 67th minute, the Portuguese star redeemed himself in the 93rd minute, tapping home an easy low cross from Javier Hernandez for his 50th goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Malaga. He became the first player in the history of Spanish football to score 50 goals for five consecutive seasons.
The 30-year-old also become the fifth player to score 300-plus goals in the history of all five major European leagues.
The season in which he’s scored 55 and 51 goals have earned him Ballon d’Or honours as the world’s greatest player, but this year he faces a strong rival in the resurgent Leo Messi, who looks to rival Cristiano for his crown and Golden Boot title.