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Ronaldo breaks two records in one night

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Cristiano Ronaldo has shattered two more goals after scoring a brace in Al-Nassr’s 4-2 victory over Al-Ittihad on Monday, setting the record for the most goals in a Saudi Pro League.

“I don’t follow the records; the records follow me,” the 39-year-old Portuguese on Tuesday wrote on his official X handle.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star scored in first-half stoppage time and again in the 69th minute with a header as Al Nassr defeated Al Ittihad 4-2 at home on Monday.

The previous record for most goals in a single season was the 34 scored by Moroccan Abderrazak Hamdallah in 2018–19.

The evening was all about Ronaldo, as his outstanding performance saw the 39-year-old continue his usual career trend of breaking new records.

Two strikes against Al-Ittihad ensured the former Real Madrid, Man United, and Juventus stars would become the new holders for the most goals scored in a single Saudi Pro League season.

Ronaldo’s early goal was his 34th of the season, before he struck again to set a new record after finding the back of the net 35 times in just 31 league outings in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s latest efforts also make him the first-ever player to be a top scorer in four different leagues.

An elated Ronaldo thanked the club and his teammates for the amazing feat.

He said: “Proud to make history as the first top scorer in four countries: England, Spain, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.

“A huge thank you to all the clubs, teammates, and staff who helped me along the way.”

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