On the day Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal for Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to score his 50th goal of the season. That is notable because of this.
Five straight years?! What kind of sorcery is that?
Messi has never scored 50 in five straight years and Messi might be the best player to ever play the game. We say might because Ronaldo is also making his claim to be the best ever. And don’t we live in such a glorious time that we can watch them both?
But holy crap, 50?! In five straight years?!
For comparison’s sake, only five teams in La Liga have 50 goals this season. The same is true in the Premier League, where Harry Kane leads all goal scorers with 29 goals in all competitions. That’s a very good number, and Ronaldo has scored 72 percent more goals than him!
And this isn’t a cool thing he did once. He’s done it in each of the last five years. Ronaldo is some next level machine.