Cristiano Ronaldo broke the Primera Division record for goals in a single season after netting his 39th and 40th in an 8-1 thrashing of Almeria.

Ronaldo move two clear of the previous all-time record, which he jointly held (before the game) with Real Madrid’s Hugo Sanchez, from the 1989-90 season, and the legendary Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra, who achieved the feat during the 1959-60 campaign.

He scored a total of 53 goals in all competition this season, including the match winner to win the Copa del Rey. Too bad Real couldn’t win the La Liga or Champions League despite his excellent form.


Ronaldo’s wondergoal against Almeria on April 15. Real Madrid won 2-1 to keep La Liga title hope alive.