Cristiano Ronaldo sets new Spanish football record with Real Madrid

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The Portuguese star finished Saturday's game against Malaga, with yet another milestone reached.

The records keep on tumbling in the wake of Real Madrid phenomenon, Cristiano Ronaldo, after writing another remarkable feat in the history books.

Helping his side to a 3-1 victory at home against Malaga on Saturday, thanks to a perfect assist from Chicharito, the Portuguese icon netted the third goal of the game, just into stoppage time at the end of the encounter.

That finish from Cristiano Ronaldo, his 50th of the 2014-15 campaign in all competitions, which signifies that he has become the first player in Spanish football, to reach that amazing tally of goals.

As yet, not even Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi has achieved that feat, and although it's always a likelihood, this is one record the Argentine player won't have reached first.

The fifty goals of Cristiano Ronaldo this season have come in the following competitions:

  • 39 in La Liga
  • 8 in the Champions League
  • 1 in the Copa del Rey
  • 2 in the UEFA Super Cup

The best season record of goals achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo in all competitions, came during the 2011-12 campaign, when he scored a whopping 60 in 55 games.

That personal best is one he'll now be aiming to match, or exceed. During the 2011-12 season, his ratio of goals was 1.09 per game.

With 50 goals in 45 games, this season his ratio stands at 1.11 and makes for a higher probability of reaching, or even surpassing, the 60 goal mark.

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