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Cristiano Ronaldo finishes 2023 as the top scorer in world football

Cristiano Ronaldo has finished 2023 as the top scorer in world football, with 54 goals to his name. With Erling Haaland out injured, the Portuguese striker competed with Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe, who have both finished with 52 goals to their name. 

The Portugal captain scored ten goals in the Euro 2024 Qualifying campaign as he led his country to a top spot finish in their group. And he will be one of the favourites to go on and win the trophy once again in Germany. 

Cristiano Ronaldo continues top form throughout 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo Image via Wikipedia 1 Cristiano Ronaldo finishes 2023 as the top scorer in world football
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – JUNE 20: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates his goal on his 200 appearance for portugal during the UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Round Group J match between Iceland and Portugal at Laugardalsvollur on June 20, 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Will Palmer/Sportsphoto/Allstar via Getty Images)

The 38-year-old has been in top form this season in the Saudi Pro League, scoring 20 goals in 18 games while also providing nine assists. His side is currently second in the league table, behind their rivals Al Hilal. 

In spite of switching leagues at the start of the year, his form has not diminished. The forward hit the ground running after the World Cup, and faces a tough challenge to try and win the league this year. 

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Age has not slowed down the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is still putting up the numbers in Asia. His side is also one of the favourites to go on and win the AFC Champions League, in which Cristiano Ronaldo is participating for the first time. 

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Arsh Das
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