Ronaldo makes history as all-time top scorer of Real Madrid

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured today (October 2) as the all-time top scorer of Spanish club Real Madrid, with an astonishing 324 goals scored in just 308 matches.

The two decisive goals that he scored on Wednesday against Malmö for the Champions League allowed him to top Real Madrid legend Raúl González, who needed many more matches (741) to score 323 goals.

One of the goals Ronaldo scored is controversial, however, as it was officially attributed to his teammate Pepe but is defended by the club as a CR7 goal.

“When I wore this jersey for the first time, I never thought I’d become the top scorer of the greatest club in the world, beating my friend Raúl and the deceased Di Stefano,” the footballer said at a press conference at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid.

Ronaldo, 30, thanked his teammates as well as all of his previous coaches at Real Madrid – including José Mourinho – before making a surprise apology.

“I’d also like to apologise to journalists. I know I’ve been a bit of a “cabrón” (literal translation, anything from an idiot to a cuckhold) to them lately,” he said.

After completing his feat on Wednesday, Ronaldo reacted badly to a question about his birthday party five months ago – and a joke made about it by Barcelona rival Gerard Piqué.

“You are talking about something that happened five months ago. Why not talk about good things the team does? Why try and get me into a problem with Piqué? What do I care about that?” he told journalists.

The incident did not blot his success however, which was praised by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

“Only by constantly challenging the impossible can you achieve eternity and Cristiano has done that. He is the best scorer of the best team in the world,” he said, telling the football star: “Your name is already part of the Real Madrid legend. We are honoured to belong to the same club as you. Madrid loves you because it knows what you mean to this club.”

Taking all of Ronaldo’s goals into account – including those at Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese national football team – he has kicked in a jaw-dropping total of 502 goals.

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