Ronaldo sets new scoring record in Saudi Pro League season
RIYADH: (Web Desk) Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record for goals scored in a Saudi Pro League season.

 The 39-year-old scored twice in Al-Nassr’s 4-2 win against Al-Ittihad to reach 35. After making the record, he said, "I don’t follow the records, the records follow me".

That meant he overtook Abderrazak Hamdallah's mark of 34 in 2018-19, though the Morocco striker's haul - also for Al-Nassr - came from four fewer matches.

Ronaldo has scored 64 goals in 69 games for Al-Nassr in all competitions since joining on a free transfer in January 2023 after leaving Manchester United.

The win meant Al-Nassr finished second in the table for the second successive season, 14 points behind champions Al-Hilal but 17 clear of third-placed Al-Ahli.

Ronaldo has now scored 765 goals in a 22-year career which has also included spells with Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

He also holds the men's record for international goals, with 128 from 206 appearances for Portugal.