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Another record bites the dust

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks 46-year-old goalscoring record to cement undeniable legacy

The Real Madrid superstar scored a trademark header against Valencia in La Liga to break a European goal record previously held by the great Jimmy Greaves

Cristiano Ronaldo will not rest until his name dominates football’s history books.

The Real Madrid superstar has broken yet another long standing record as his legacy grows with every game that passes.

A trademark header against Valencia at the Bernabeu was his 367th goal in Europe’s top six leagues.

Ronaldo’s trademark celebration followed the landmark goal

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Ronaldo’s trademark celebration followed the landmark goal

Ronaldo’s total is one greater than that of the legendary Jimmy Greaves whose 366 goals had seen him heralded as Europe’s top marksman for 46 years.

Ronaldo achieved the feat in 45 games fewer than the Spurs hero, making 483 league appearances compared to Greaves’ total of 528 games.

Greaves’ mammoth total has finally been overhauled

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Greaves’ mammoth total has finally been overhauled

At 32-year-old, the Portuguese star remains one of the most athletic players in Spain and there’s no doubt he’ll be targeting many more goals before he finally hangs up his boots.

He could have added another to his tally today had he not seen his second-half penalty saved by Valencia keeper Diego Alves.

The missed spot-kick could have cost Madrid dearly had Marcelo not scored a dramatic late winner after Daniel Parejo had scored an equaliser for the visitors with ten minutes remaining.

Marcelo’s incredible form continues

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Marcelo’s incredible form continues

Three points means the title race is still in Los Blancos’ hands with four games to play.

Congratulations on the record, Cristiano… how many times have we had to say that over the years?