Now only Erling Haaland can get ahead of the Portuguese.
Saudi Al-Nasr star forward Cristiano Ronaldo continues to impress with his performance.
The 38-year-old Portuguese scored a double in the match of the 17th round of the Saudi Arabian championship against Al-Ittihad, for which his former Real Madrid teammate, Frenchman Karim Benzema, plays.
Ronaldo converted twice from the penalty spot to score his 52nd and 53rd goals of the year. Thus, Cristiano came out on top in the list of top scorers in 2023.
Ronaldo has overtaken PSG striker Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich forward Harry Kane, who have each scored 52 goals this calendar year. They will not be able to improve their performance, because their clubs have already played all the matches in 2023.
The only one who can still catch up and overtake the Portuguese is Manchester City scorer Erling Haaland, who now has 50 goals scored. Before the end of 2023, Pep Guardiola's team will play two more matches in the Premier League – on December 27 against Everton and on December 30 against Sheffield United.
In turn, Ronaldo also still has the opportunity to increase his number of goals – in the final match of 2023, Al-Nasr will play away against Al-Taawon in the Saudi Arabian championship on December 30.
Let us remind you that Al-Nasr, with doubles from Ronaldo and Sadio Mane, defeated Al-Ittihad with a score of 2:5.
The wards of ex-tener of Shakhtar Donetsk Luis Castro with 43 points occupy second place in the national championship, 7 points behind the leader Al-Hilal.