Cristiano Ronaldo Nets 39th & 40th Goal Of The Season, Shatters La Liga Scoring Record (Video)

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.

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  1. Clark Kent says:

    People might hate the guy but you can’t deny what an incredible player he is, easily the second best player in the world.

    To score 40 league goals in insane.

    The guy deserves a little credit.

  2. Gino Annie? says:

    Class act. Think he’s matured slightly since being at Madrid, what a record.

    Fair balls to him

  3. Andy says:

    According to Marca he’s banged in 41 goals?

  4. Jimbo says:

    cograts ronners

  5. dld_ftw says:

    @Andy – Marca is counting a goal that Ronaldo kicked but was deflected off Pepe’s back, changing the trajectory of the ball. The league credited Pepe with the goal, but Marca insists it was Ronaldo’s and won’t back down on that point.

    Luckily, the record didn’t hinge on that goal! Cristiano did a great job this season, no doubt about it. You have to give him credit, love him or hate him. It cracks me up to think that at the beginning of the season, he was considered to be in a goal drought and people thought he would never score. Well, then. ;-)

  6. Aaron says:

    OKay 40 goals but Spanish teams can’t defend. lol

  7. wolfusa says:

    agree (slightly) with aaron. i think ronaldo is more prone to shoot than even messi. messi only likes to finish when he’s one-on-one near the six-yard box (after breaking through the defense), whereas ronaldo shoots from wherever. with the way opponents pile into the final third against barcelona, i think messi’s goal total is more impressive. ronaldo’s the better all-around shooter, messi’s the better finisher.

  8. Ryan says:

    I coul have finished the first ball with more style. I’d rather have Messi on my team.

  9. The Yank says:

    “with the way opponents pile into the final third against barcelona, i think messi’s goal total is more impressive.” Are you kidding me? Get off your knees already.

  10. wolfusa says:

    @The Yank: No. It’s cooler down here. And your tag is the yank, which could easily be made into a homosexual euphemism, so cool your jets…

    and yank this:

    if teams didn’t have to park in their defensive third, why would barcelona waste 700 million passes in and around that area? and see those red arrows in the penalty box? those mean that it’s not so easy to complete passes/shots when your moving the ball through a labyrinth.

  11. TravisKOP says:

    ya hes definitely matured alot over his career, you gotta give the man some credit hes an amazing footballer.

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