Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Raul’s Real Madrid scoring record

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Cristiano Ronaldo has become the leading scorer in Real Madrid history after netting against Levante on Saturday.

Ronaldo, 30, has scored 12 goals in his last nine games for Real Madrid and overtook club legend Raul who had netted 323 in 741 games at the Bernabeu.

“What Ronaldo does you cannot name, it is on another historic level,” Raul told Marca last week. “It is incredible what he has done in only six years, scoring an average of more than 50 goals a season, when it used to be hard for me to reach 20. I hope he keeps scoring many more goals for a long time, and helps the team to win titles.”

Ronaldo levelled Raul with a brace against Malmo which extended his lead as the record scorer in the Champions League with 82 (67 for Madrid, 15 for United).

The Portuguese, who joined the club in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80 million, also bagged his 500th career goal and now has 502 for club and country in 756 games.

Ronaldo has netted his 324 goals from just 310 matches and his current tally of 231 in 208 La Liga games puts him three away from third-placed Hugo Sanchez (234 in 347 games) in the all-time domestic scoring list, and also behind Telmo Zarra (251 in 277 games) and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi who tops the charts with 289 in 320 games.

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