Ronaldo makes history as first player to score 850 career goals

Al Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo once again engraves his name in the history books as he becomes the first football player to score 850 goals.

The 38-year-old striker found the back of the net on Saturday to give his team a 5-1 win over Al Hazeem in the Saudi Pro League.

It was Ronaldo’s sixth goal in three games. He also provided two assists as Al Nassr recorded a third successive win.

The Portugal international took to his official social media pge to celebrate his latest achievement.

“Another great team performance! We keep improving. Let’s go @AlNassrFC … 850 career goals and still counting!” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.

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He has now scored 26 goals in his first 30 games in all competitions for Al Nassr. It is just one short of the number he managed in the same number of games at the start of his Real Madrid career.

Meanwhile, in other sports news…

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen recently got honoured by the world football governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association.

FIFA Director members’ associations, Gelson Fernandes announced the special honour for the Napoli striker. This came after he was conferred with the National Award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR by former President Muhammadu Buhari

Osimhen emerged on the international scene in 2015 when his record 10 goals fired the Golden Eaglets to a fifth U-17 World Cup title in Chile.

The 24-year-old Napoli forward who scored 10 goals in seven matches broke the long-standing record of nine goals in a single tournament previously jointly held by Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle and Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly.

That feat also earned him the 2015 CAF Youth Player of The Year prize. Osimhen recently helped Napoli win the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years and also became the first African to win the Capocannoniere (Serie A Top Scorer Award).

The striker also broke a 14-year jinx of being the first player since Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win the Scudetto and the Capocannoniere same season. To recognise his impressive rise to prominence, Fernandes presented him with a personalised ball and shift.

In a message to the Nigerian, the FIFA official said; “Victor Osimhen, you represent at the moment what football can do. From Lagos to Napoli where people love you, you have suffered, but your love for football and determination have guided you. Keep going, keep pushing. Africa needs examples and millions are watching and dreaming.”