By Victor Kanayo
Portuguese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is blazing the trail again in his football career following exploits that he has notched in 2023 with three days to go.
The 38-year-old forward with his two goals in the Saudi Super League became the leading goal scorer of this year.
This was disclosed by his Saudi Arabia club, Al Nassr via X platform.
The club wrote, “Al Nassr Captain, Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the world’s top scorer in 2023 after reaching his 53rd goal against Ittihad today. He surpassed Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane, who scored 52 goals each.”
As per the current records, Mbappe and Kane have 52 each while Erling Haaland has bagged 50 goals.
Al Nassr still has one final Saudi Pro League game in the year as they will face Al-Taawoun on December 30. While Erling Haaland with Manchester City has two more games left in 2023 to catch the Al Nassr striker.
Remarkably, both Kane and Mbappe are now unable to reclaim the top spot, as their clubs are set to resume official competitions only in 2024.
In his prolific campaign, Ronaldo is currently atop the Saudi Pro League goalscoring chart and finished Euro 2024 qualifying as the competition’s leading goal marksman.
There seems little doubt he will lead his country’s challenge at the finals of Euro 2024 in Germany next year.