Former Man United striker Cristiano Ronaldo sets yet another goalscoring record in Al-Nassr win

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Al-Nassr
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Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record for the most goals scored in a Saudi Pro League season - adding another accolade to his illustrious career.

The 39-year-old netted twice in Al-Nassr's 4-2 triumph over Al-Ittihad at Al Awal Park, taking his total to 35 and surpassing Abderrazak Hamdallah's previous record of 34 from the 2018-19 season.

Hamdallah, who was also representing Al-Nassr when he set the record, achieved his tally in just 27 league games, four fewer than the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid forward.

Ronaldo had an early goal disallowed for offside but equalled the record in first-half stoppage time, controlling Mohammed Al-Fatil's long ball and firing home to open the scoring in Al-Nassr's final match of the season.

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The Portuguese star found himself through on goal again 20 minutes into the second half but was fouled by Suwailem Al-Menhali, resulting in a red card.

However, Ronaldo only had to wait another four minutes to claim his 35th goal of the season, heading home from a corner before being substituted.

Goals from Abdulrahman Ghareeb and Meshari Al-Nemer, along with strikes from Farhah Al-Shamrani and Fabinho, saw Al-Nassr secure a 4-2 victory. They finished the season in second place, 14 points behind champions Al-Hilal but 17 ahead of Al-Ahli in third.