Cristiano Ronaldo, who was already the most prolific goal scorer of all time, added another feather to his crown when a bullet header made him the all-time leading scorer.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Breaking Records with Aerial Dominance
At the age of 38, Cristiano Ronaldo is still shattering records. After scoring in Al Nassr’s 4-1 thumping of Tunisian club Monastir in the Arab Club Champions Cup, he broke another record. The Portuguese great, who was already the most prolific professional goal scorer of all time, added another star to his hat when a thunderous header became him the all-time leading head scorer in football.
Ronaldo is renowned for his striker instinct and skill with both feet, but what really distinguishes him is perhaps his incredible agility and aerial power. In the 74th minute, he climbed to his highest point to meet a cross from right back Sultan Al-Ghannam, and he headed the ball accurately and forcefully beyond the goalkeeper.
This was Ronaldo’s 145th career headed goal, moving him one ahead of great German striker Gerd Muller, known as “Der Bomber” for his outstanding performances for Bayern Munich and the German national team throughout the 20th century.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Impact at Al Nassr: Aiming for Arab Club Champions Cup Glory
Ronaldo still has the spring in his stride at the age of 38, allowing him to get space in the opponent’s box and make sure he anticipates crosses and gets his head to them. Since transferring from Manchester United to Al Nassr last winter, Ronaldo has scored 15 goals while wearing the colors of the team.
After an opening strike from Anderson Talisca and an own goal in the 66th minute, Ronaldo’s goal was the crucial second and gave his club the lead once again at 2-1. Al Nassr scored twice more to defeat Monastir, giving them a significant victory after their first group stage match against Al Shabab ended in a scoreless tie. Ronaldo was spotted throwing water at a cameraman after that game as he vented his anger, but his team’s convincing victory has put them back on the right road.
Ronaldo is eager to add the Arab Club Champions Cup to his already impressive collection as the regional competition makes its first appearance since 2020. Before focusing on the start of the next Saudi Pro League season, Al Nassr will play Zamalek in the group stage’s last match.