The Portuguese became the top scorer in 2023 this evening, after scoring a brace in the league against the team of his former teammate Karim Benzema.
In the 14th day of the Saudi Championship, Al-Nasr team (second) faced Al-Ittihad team (sixth) this evening. Cristiano Ronaldo's teammates beat Karim Benzema 5-2 thanks to the Portuguese's brace. These two goals bring his total to 53 achievements in the calendar year 2023 and allow him to find himself at the top of the scorers' standings in all competitions. He surpasses Harry Kane and Paris Saint-Germain's French striker Kylian Mbappe.
However, this total should not be taken literally. Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldo scored six goals during the Arab Club Champions Cup, which is an unofficial competition because it is not recognized by FIFA. If we took these goals out of the calculation, the Portuguese would fall behind the fanatics.
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However, we can see that at 38 years old, CR7 is still good in front of goal and continues to enjoy playing football, even in Saudi Arabia.