There’s no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo after he managed to break ANOTHER record. The Portuguese star found the back of the net in the second match of the Saudi Arabian season to help Al Nassr to a 4-1 win over Monastir in the Arab Club Champions Cup.
The ball was whipped in from the right flank, and Ronaldo did what he does so well by rising highest at the far post. He then powered a header beyond the goalkeeper to put Al Nassr ahead.
That effort was described by Talk TV presenter Piers Morgan as ‘a clutch bullet header’ as the 38-year-old rose highest at the back post. And he headed his effort across the face of goal and into the far corner of the net.
As well as putting his side in a strong position with just one match left to go in their Arab Club Champions Cup group, it was a goal that saw him break the record for headed goals. That effort was Ronaldo’s 145th headed goal in competitive matches, a tally that exceeds previous record holder Gerd Muller on 144.
Real Madrid legend Santillana is third on the list with 125 headed goals, while Brazil icon Pele is fourth with 124.
Ronaldo will be hoping to add to his first goal of the season by guiding Al Nassr to the Saudi Pro League title this term. However, with an influx of star attacking names including Roberto Firmino, Karim Benzema, Riyad Mahrez, Allan Saint-Maximin, Moussa Dembele, and Malcom heading to the league, he may face some tough competition.
Not that Ronaldo needs to worry too much, as Sadio Mane is looking set to join Al Nassr from Bayern Munich as the Saudi Pro League season edges closer to commencing.
Meanwhile, the @Cristiano is still scoring clutch bullet headers to win games. (Tweet by Piers Morgan)
Legendary soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo further cemented his place in the pantheon of global soccer superstars on Wednesday with a history-making record-breaking header strike for Al Nassr in a match against Al Wehda in the Saudi Pro League.
With his goal in the 86th minute, Ronaldo became the all-time sole leader in goals scored across Europe’s top five leagues – Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga and France’s Ligue 1 – usurping greats like Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the process.
The goal was also the 599th career goal for the extraordinary Portuguese soccer ace, who joined Al Nassr only four months ago on a three-year deal as part of his big move to the Middle East.
The precisely-timed and beautifully angled header was described by commentators as “brilliant” and “world class” and was the finishing move to an impressive display of Ronaldo’s talent as he pushed the boundaries of soccer excellence yet again.
After the match, Ronaldo celebrated his latest record and hugged team mates and managers alike to express the joy of his milestone goal.
With 33 more goals needed to reach the milestone 600th marker, there seems to be no end to Ronaldo’s ever-growing list of records and achievements as he continues to enthrall soccer fans across the world with his extraordinary soccer ability and skill.