At 38 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to prove he is one of football’s greatest players. The Portuguese legend has enjoyed a stunning 2023, scoring an astounding 50 goals for club and country so far this calendar year. Since moving to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, Ronaldo has looked back to his lethal goalscoring best, finding the net regularly.
Ronaldo’s minutes per goal ratio of one goal every 98 minutes in 2023 is mightily impressive for any player, let alone one nearing the end of his career. His relentless drive and dedication to staying in peak physical condition allow him to keep performing at an elite level.
As well as his prolific goal return, Ronaldo has also provided 14 assists for his teammates this calendar year, taking his total goal involvement to 64. This demonstrates that he remains a well-rounded attacker who contributes more than just goals.
After a disappointing 2022 World Cup and the expiration of his Manchester United contract, some doubted whether Ronaldo could still produce at the highest level. His blistering 2023 form has silenced the naysayers emphatically. Ronaldo continues to set new benchmarks for longevity, outscoring almost all of football’s top strikers.
For example, Ronaldo has outscored renowned sharpshooters like Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema in 2023. Other world-class attackers like Mo Salah, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski trail behind Ronaldo’s crazy numbers.
Ronaldo brings the same dedication to the Middle East. In Al Nassr’s recent 5-2 win over Al-Shabab, he scored his 50th of 2023. Ronaldo thanked fans for their loyal support throughout a stellar year. At his age, most players decline rapidly, but through determination and professionalism, Ronaldo continues to deliver at the very highest level with no sign of stopping.