Real Madrid bowed out in typical fashion yesterday, finishing their La Liga campaign with an 8-1 victory over rock bottom Almeria
While Madrid seemingly had nothing to play for, Ronaldo wasn't willing to let this record-breaking opportunity slip. One week prior Ronaldo had already matched La Liga's all-time goalscoring record (then) held by Telmo Zarra and Hugo Sanchez
, after netting his 38th goal of the season against Villarreal.
It took less than five minutes for Madrid's star man to etch his name in the history books. Following a downward header from teammate Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo stuck his foot out to become La Liga's record goalscorer with 39 goals. But he wasn't finished there. Ronaldo struck 40 in style with around thirteen minutes remaining
En route to claiming the Pichichi Trophy and European Golden Shoe award, Ronaldo has scored 53
goals in all competitions this season, and is the only player to win the European Golden Shoe award in two different leagues.