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Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record for the most goals scored in a Saudi Pro League season, netting his 34th and 35th goals during Al Nassr’s final match of the campaign.

“I don’t follow the records, the records follow me,” the 39-year-old Portuguese forward tweeted afterward.

The football icon scored in first-half stoppage time and again in the 69th minute with a header, helping Al Nassr secure a 4-2 victory over Al Ittihad at home on Monday.

The previous record for most goals in a single season was held by Moroccan player Abderrazak Hamdallah, who scored 34 goals in the 2018-2019 season.

Al Nassr had already secured a second-place finish, trailing champions Al Hilal by 14 points.

Osun Defender reports that Ronaldo joined Riyadh-based Al Nassr in December 2022, marking the beginning of an influx of international players to the Saudi league on lucrative contracts.

Ronaldo, who led Portugal to victory at the 2016 Euros, has been named to the squad for this year’s edition of the tournament in Germany next month—his 11th international competition.

He holds the record for the most capped player in men’s international football with 206 appearances and has scored a record 128 goals.

Source: osundefender

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