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Ronaldo is Real Madrid's All-Time Top Scorer

posted 17 Oct 2015, 15:49 by Sportech Nz
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘officially’ became Real Madrid's all-time top scorer with a goal as they beat Levante in La Liga. Fittingly. before the match Ronaldo had been presented with the Golden Shoe for being the top scorer in European leagues last season.

The 30-year-old Portugal forward scored his 324th Real goal in only 310 games to overtake Raul's record.

The club had already considered Ronaldo the unofficial record holder as they credit him with a goal deflected off Pepe in 2010.

Ronaldo's La Liga record-breaking strike came after an hour from just outside the box - either side of goals from Marcelo and Jese.

After scoring twice in a 2-0 win over Malmo last month, Real held a presentation to give Ronaldo a trophy for breaking the record.

The discrepancy dates back to 2010 when a Ronaldo free-kick was deflected in by Pepe.

La Liga considered it a Pepe goal but Real deemed it Ronaldo's - and hence have credited him with various scoring landmarks one strike before La Liga recognizes them.

New York Cosmos striker Raul, who is retiring in November, was Real's record goalscorer, but Raul took 741 games to score his 323 goals.