Cristiano Ronaldo: Aging Like Fine Wine with 400 Goals After 30

by | Nov 7, 2023 | Football

Renowned Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who was the world’s top scorer in 2023, has achieved an impressive milestone of 400 goals after turning 30 (he is now 38). This feat was accomplished when he opened the scoring in Al-Nassr’s victory over Al-Khaleej during a Saudi Pro League match this Saturday.

Since turning 30 on February 5, 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 400 goals in 477 official matches. This average is even better than his pre-30 record when he scored 463 goals in 718 matches.

Comparing the numbers, after turning 30, he has an average of 0.83 goals per game, whereas before 30, his average was 0.64 goals per game.

To illustrate his incredible ability to score goals after turning 30, Cristiano Ronaldo has more goals in this period than other renowned international football players achieved in their entire careers, including names like Robin Van Persie (322), Radamel Falcao (339), Wayne Rooney (360), and Didier Drogba (367).

Coach Luís Castro praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance, highlighting his ability to create individual plays and his commitment on the field. Ronaldo’s goal in the match was an example of his exceptional skill.

In addition to the spectacular individual goal, Cristiano Ronaldo also contributed by assisting in another goal for Al-Nassr in their victory over Al-Khaleej, which was scored by defender Laporte.

Cristiano Ronaldo himself expressed his satisfaction with the victory on his Twitter account, stating that the team will continue to push forward. Currently, Al-Nassr is in second place in the Saudi Championship, four points behind the leader Al-Hilal.

In total, Cristiano Ronaldo has accumulated 863 goals as a professional player. In 2023 alone, he scored 44 goals, becoming the world’s top scorer of the year. In the 2023/24 season, which includes the period from the middle of the year, he scored 25 goals, with 21 for Al-Nassr and an additional four for the Portuguese national team.

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