Cristiano Ronaldo delivered a stellar performance during the international break, securing Portugal’s qualification for the next year’s Euro. He netted four goals against Slovakia and Bosnia, taking his total goal tally for the year to 40, making him the world’s top scorer in 2023.
Despite playing outside of European club football for the first time in his career, Cristiano Ronaldo left an indelible mark with his performance. He emerged as the top scorer in the current season of the Saudi Championship, outshining other notable players such as Haaland, Cano, and Mbappé. This achievement by the 38-year-old veteran garnered global attention.
In 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo’s stats included:
43 games (36 with Al-Nassr and seven with the Portuguese national team).
40 goals (31 with Al-Nassr and nine with the Portuguese national team).
An average of 0.93 goals per game.
Erling Haaland, who was the top scorer in the Champions League and the Premier League during the 2022/23 season, notched 39 goals, combining his performance with Manchester City and the Norwegian national team. Germán Cano of Fluminense secured third place with 36 goals, while Mbappé, representing PSG and the French national team, scored 35 goals.
The Al-Nassr team, currently in third place in the Saudi Championship under the guidance of coach Luis Castro, will return to action after the international break, facing Damac, who occupies the tenth position in the competition, next Friday.
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