Cristiano Ronaldo did score his 51st goal of 2023 recently, he is currently tied for second highest goal scorer alongside Kylian Mbappé, not just behind him. Both Ronaldo and Mbappé have netted 51 goals each, placing them behind Harry Kane who leads the pack with 52 goals so far this year.
It’s certainly impressive that Ronaldo continues to be a prolific scorer even at 38 years old, and his performance in the Saudi Pro League is noteworthy. However, the current top scorer title in 2023 belongs to Harry Kane, with Ronaldo and Mbappé hot on his heels.
|Goals per Game
|Minutes per Goal
|2023 Asian Champions League
|Portugal National Team
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, often simply known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who has cemented his place as one of the greatest players of all time. His journey from a young boy in Madeira to a global superstar is an inspiring tale of dedication, talent, and unwavering ambition.
Early Life and Rise to Prominence:
Born in 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Ronaldo’s passion for football was evident from a young age. He honed his skills playing for local clubs, eventually catching the eye of Sporting Lisbon. At just 12 years old, he moved to Lisbon to join the Sporting academy, showcasing his exceptional talent and rapid development.
Real Madrid and Global Stardom:
In 2009, Ronaldo made a record-breaking transfer to Real Madrid, where he reached even greater heights. He spent nine seasons with the Spanish giants, winning four La Liga titles, four Champions League titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, three FIFA Club World Cups, and three UEFA Super Cups. His individual accolades included four Ballon d’Or awards, solidifying his status as one of the best players in the world.
Juventus and New Challenges:
Seeking new challenges, Ronaldo moved to Juventus in 2018. He continued his goalscoring prowess in Italy, winning two Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia. He also reached the Champions League final once again, showcasing his ability to adapt and excel in different leagues.
Return to Manchester United and Beyond:
In 2021, Ronaldo made a sensational return to Manchester United, where he received a hero’s welcome from the fans. While his second stint at the club hasn’t yielded the same level of team success as his first, his individual brilliance remains undimmed. He remains a key player for both club and country, and his hunger for goals and trophies shows no signs of diminishing.
Ronaldo is also the captain and all-time leading scorer for the Portugal national team. He has led his country to victory in the 2016 European Championship, as well as reaching the final of the 2004 European Championship and the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.