Cristiano Ronaldo, in a different league.



Though he subsequently went one better, at the time Cristiano Ronaldo's fourth goal against Granada - and Real Madrid's seventh - was pretty special. It was his 300th effort in league action between the three divisions he has played in so far in his career.

Since getting off the mark with a brace in Sporting Lisbon's 3-0 win over Moreirense in the Primeira Liga on 7th October 2002, CR7 hasn't slowed down. In fact, he's got more prolific as the years have passed.

Ronaldo scored one more league goal for Sporting before making the switch to Manchester United in the summer of 2003. It was with the Red Devils that he really established himself as a deadly forward, having begun life as a tricky winger. He upped his output every season and finished the 2007-08 campaign as the Premier League's top marksman. He left Old Trafford in 2009 having notched 84 times in the English top flight.

Cristiano has only gone from strength to strength since signing for Real Madrid. In almost six full seasons at 'Los Blancos', he has netted 214 La Liga goals, twice capturing the Pichichi Trophy as the league's leading scorer (in 2010-11 and 2013-14).

However, as everyone knows, the Portuguese hotshot is never satisfied and always wants more. Not happy to settle for four after converting from Gareth Bale's pass, he made it a five-star showing right at the death with a fantastic header to move on to 301 league goals (and counting).

Source: Marca


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