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Double hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo outscoring every player in Europe

Carlo Garganese
Cristiano Ronaldo Al Nassr 2023-24
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Cristiano Ronaldo showed on Tuesday for the umpteenth time in recent years that he is far from finished yet.

The Portuguese legend hit a sensational hattrick for Al-Nassr in 45 minutes on the pitch in the 8-0 thrashing over Abha.

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That marked back-to-back hattricks for Ronaldo, who in his previous game for Al-Nassr last week also hit a treble in the 5-1 defeat of Al-Tai.

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Ronaldo now has three hattricks this season in the Saudi Pro League, and 29 goals in total in the league. He is certain to finish the campaign as top scorer in the league, with Al-Hilal’s Aleksandar Mitrovic second in the rankings with 22 goals.

It has been an incredible personal season for Ronaldo. In addition to an impressive 12 assists, Ronaldo has an incredible 42 goals in all competitions from 41 appearances for Al-Nassr.

When adding his five international goals scored this season, also, Ronaldo has 47 goals.

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With at least nine club games – a maximum of 10 – as well as Euro 2024 to come this season, Ronaldo is certain to shatter the 50-goal mark this term. He could even break 60 goals and beyond.

In the process, Ronaldo has outscored every European player from a top-tier league in club football in 2023-24.

The likes of Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland have all enjoyed prolific seasons but none have got close to Ronaldo’s tally of 42 club goals.

Ronaldo turned 39 in February but is still going strong and scoring at a ridiculous rate for both club and country.

The Al Nassr star also scored 54 goals in 2023, more than any other player in world football and two more than both Kane and Mbappe.

He also continues to be prolific for the Portugal national team, scoring 10 goals in nine games in 2023 for his country to help them qualify for Euro 2024.

Ronaldo will lead his country out at the Euros in Germany this summer, 20 years after his first European Championship back at Euro 2004 when he reached the final.

READ MORE: Saudi Pro League top scorers: Ronaldo leads after rare Mitrovic blank

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Ronaldo’s legendary career

Ronaldo has an astonishing 757 goals in 1,011 club games in his career.

He also has 128 goals in 206 appearances for Portugal, making him the top scorer of his country, in addition to being the all-time highest scorer in the Champions League and European Championship.

Ronaldo is a legend of Sporting Lisbon, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus and Portugal, winning a host of team and individual honours in his career, including three Premier Leagues, two La Ligas, two Scudetti, five Champions Leagues, a European Championship and five Ballons d’Or.

He joined Al Nassr on a free transfer in January 2023 and has since scored 56 goals in 60 games.

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