Cristiano Ronaldo 2023 Recap: What notable achievements did Al-Nassr icon earn this year?

Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time because of his overachievement. Players tend to slow down once they reach a certain age, but things have been different with CR7. He has been more prolific than ever since turning 30, making him a force to reckon with in the sport.

The Portuguese maestro has outscored every single player this year, including Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and Kylian Mbappe. Scoring qnother brace yesterday, he took his tally to 53 goals, making him the top scorer in the whole world in 2023.

What are Cristiano Ronaldo’s notable achievements in 2023?

It is generally believed that players after reaching a certain age can no longer do certain things in football, taking away their impact on the game. However, Cristiano Ronaldo has that in check. As soon as he started approaching 30, he began sacrificing some parts of his game to retain his goal scoring prowess.

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The former Manchester United player, known for his flair and incredible dribbling skills, started working on becoming a better goal scorer, which paid off big time. At 38, no one has scored more goals than Ronaldo this year. Having joined Al Nassr at the beginning of the year following the termination of his Manchester United contract, the Portuguese star has become a goal machine for club and country in all competitions.

In all the 58 games he has played this year for Al-Nassr and Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo has found the back of the net 53 times, ahead of Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and Harry Kane. Ronaldo also won his first trophy at Al-Nassr, lifting the Arab Club Champions Cup back in August after scoring in the final against Al Hilal to help his side secure an early-season trophy.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming to win the EURO 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo will be 39 by the time the EURO 2024 kicks off in Germany next year. Nevertheless, he doesn’t look like a man who’s bothered by his age, as revealed by the Portuguese star himself when he discussed his future ambitions.

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“I always have something to prove,” Ronaldo said as quoted by GOAL. “Every year, I always have something to prove. Proving that I can set an example of longevity, at 38-and-a-half years old, I think I’ll do very interesting things. Goals, assists, good preparation in the selection, having a good qualifying phase, a good European Championship,” the Al-Nassr forward added.

In terms of longevity, Ronaldo has been setting a good example for other players, as Harry Kane recently revealed he’d take Ronaldo’s longevity as a motivation to try to reach the same height in his career.

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