Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo Clinches 2023-24 RSL Top Scorer Award

Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the Roshn Saudi League 2023-24 top scorer award after yet another record-breaking season in Al Nassr colors.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner finished the season with 35 goals, breaking the league’s single-season scoring record. That mark previously sat at 34, set by Abderrazak Hamdallah in the 2018-19 campaign.

In his first full season in Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo also added 11 assists to register an all-time RSL record of 46 goal contributions in 31 appearances.

The Portuguese had the highest goals-per-game ratio among players with more than one goal, while his four hat-tricks this season are the most in the competition.

Thanks to his 2023-24 tally, the Portugal and Al Nassr captain became the first player in history to win the top scorer award in four different domestic leagues, having collected the same accolade in the English Premier League in the 2007-08 season while at Manchester United, then finished as top scorer three times in La Liga in Real Madrid colors. Ronaldo also topped the 2020-21 Serie A scoring charts with Juventus.

The all-time top scorer in men’s international football and its most-capped player, too, the 39-year-old is gearing up to represent his country at Euro 2024, set to be his 10th major international tournament.