By Chris Wright
In bagging his 39th and 40th league goals of the season in Real Madrid’s 8-1 evisceration of already-relegated Almeria yesterday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo moved two clear of La Liga’s previous single-season scoring record (38 goals) which he jointly held with Real’s Hugo Sanchez (1989/’90) and Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra (1959/’60).
He also now holds the all-time scoring record in both La Liga and the Premier League (joint with Alan Shearer) and has scored an unbelievable 87 goals in 89 appearances since joining Madrid in 2009 – which is, if you’ll excuse my French, f**king amazing.
Said Ron after the Almeria mauling:
“To score so many goals in a season is very hard. I have to thank my team-mates. The record is for them and the fans too. It’s good to finish the season in the best manner possible.”
For the record, Ronaldo has now scored 53 goals in all competitions this season.
Lionel Messi? A measly 52.