CR7 becomes Madrid’s fourth top scorer in the league
His goal at Mestalla last night moves him onto 164 league goals, equalling the tally gained by Hugo Sánchez.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike against Valencia on Sunday allowed him to reach yet another club milestone. His 40th minute header was his 164th for the club in league competition – pulling him level in the all-time standings alongside Hugo Sánchez.
Now, the Portugal international has his sights on reaching the tallies set by the top three in the table: Raúl González (228), Alfredo di Stéfano (216) and Carlos Alonso Santillana (186).
In comparison with Hugo Sánchez, Cristiano hit the 164-goal mark in 151 games while the Mexican took 207 games to make the same figure.
According to Real Madrid, he is also now the club’s second top scorer in matches played away from home with 72 goals scored on the road, 15 behind the record holder Raúl with 87.