Cristiano Ronaldo scores 50 goals for a sixth season in a row
By Adam Bate
Last Updated: 14/05/16 6:41pm
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday wasn’t enough to win La Liga but it did bring up another landmark for the player.
Ronaldo's opener was his 50th goal of the current campaign in all competitions.
However, the really remarkable thing about the Portuguese player is his consistency in front of goal - this is the sixth season in a row in which he's scored 50 goals or more.
The sequence began in the 2010/11 season - Ronaldo's second with Real Madrid - in which he found the net on 53 occasions in 54 appearances for the club.
That output increased in 2011/12 as Real won La Liga thanks to Ronaldo's 46 goals and he added a further 14 in other competitions to take his tally to 60 for the first time.
There were 55 goals in 55 games in 2012/13 and while his La Liga total dipped the following year, his 17 strikes in the Champions League helped seal La Decima and keep the run going.
Last season saw personal bests of 48 in La Liga and 61 in all competitions, but there might have been concerns that the 50-goal mark would be beyond him in 2015/16.
With just two La Liga games of the season remaining, Ronaldo was three shy of the mark, but a brace against Valencia took him to within one and he repeated the feat against Depor.
It's a scoring achievement that is unlikely to be matched any time soon with even his great rival Lionel Messi only ever managing to do it three seasons in a row.