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.

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Ronaldo celebrating his goal against Athletic Bilbao over the weekend. Real Madrid won the La Liga match 3-0.

Ronaldo celebrates Bilbao goal

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Ronaldo and Kaka’s goals and interview.

No other Real Madrid player had scored ten goals in four consecutive league games before Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese star has scored ten goals in four consecutive league games, becoming the first Real Madrid player to do so, and 13 strikes overall in the 9 games he played in October.

Ronaldo’s next objective will be to break Puskas’ record 13 goals in seven consecutive games during the 1959/60 and 1960/61 seasons.

Cristiano scored two of Real Madrid’s goals in the team’s 6-1 victory over Deportivo, netted four for the first time in his career against Racing (4-1) and tallied another two against Hercules (3-1).

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