Ronaldo has remarkable Real Madrid goalscoring record

Cristiano Ronaldo was at it again this week, scoring his 25th hat-trick for Real Madrid with four goals in the 5-1 home win over Elche.

Ronaldo’s staggering haul of trebles has come in little over five years, after he joined from Manchester United in the summer of 2009, and, with 21 hat-tricks in La Liga alone, he stands one behind the club record holder, Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Real Madrid may have smashed the world transfer record by spending £80m to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the Spanish capital in 2009, but his goal output since then has shown he was worth every penny.

Here is a rundown of his remarkable goalscoring numbers:

Ronaldo’s Real Madrid goalscoring record in numbers

9 goals in 4 league games this season

264 goals in 254 games for Real Madrid. Raúl holds the record with 323 with Alfredo di Stéfano on 307

186 goals in 169 La Liga games, putting him 10th on the all-time list

25 hat-tricks – three away from di Stéfano’s record of 28

21 La Liga hat-tricks – one behind di Stéfano’s mark

47 penalties

53 Champions League goals

17 goals in the 2013-14 Champions League – a record which broke the previous mark of 14 jointly held by José Altafini and Lionel Messi

Hat-tricks

1 Mallorca 1-4 Real Madrid, La Liga, 5 May 2010

Despite falling behind to an Aritz Aduriz goal after 16 minutes, Ronaldo responded with his first Madrid hat-trick to keep them in a title hunt which would ultimately prove unsuccessful

2 Real Madrid 6-1 Racing, La Liga, 23 October 2010

After a slow start to the 2010-11 season, with Ronaldo netting just once in his first seven appearances for Madrid, this four-goal haul in a 6-1 thrashing of Racing made it 11 goals in October for the man from Madeira

3 Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic Bilbao, La Liga, 20 November 2010

A month later Ronaldo was at it again, a penalty in the second minute of added time completing a hat-trick that also included a stunning 30-yard free-kick

4 Real Madrid 8-0 Levante, Copa del Rey, 22 December 2010

In the last game before the Spanish winter break, Ronaldo completed his three-goal haul moments after Karim Benzema had bagged three of his own, rifling home from the France striker’s pass in the 74th minute

5 Real Madrid 4-2 Villarreal, La Liga, 9 January 2011

The winter break proved to be little distraction as he grabbed the first perfect hat-trick of his Madrid career – scoring with his right foot, left foot and head in another resounding victory

6 Real Madrid 7-0 Malaga, La Liga, 3 March 2011

Ronaldo notched his fifth hat-trick of the season as Malaga were the latest team to be swept aside at the Bernabéu in early March – but he was far from done for the season

7 Sevilla 2-6 Real Madrid, La Liga, 7 May 2011

Real Madrid destroyed Sevilla 2-6 at the Sánchez Pizjuán as Ronaldo notched four to kick off a remarkable goalscoring sequence of 11 goals in the final four games of the season

8 Real Madrid 4-0 Getafe, La Liga, 10 May 2011

It was seventh heaven for Ronaldo when his penalty in added time completed a 4-0 rout of Getafe and made it seven hat-tricks for the season. Despite his efforts, it was Barcelona who would win their third consecutive La Liga title this season

9 Real Zaragoza 0-6 Real Madrid, La Liga, 28 August 2011

A new season, but it was the same old story for La Liga defences as Real Zaragoza were the first to come under the sword in 2011-12, Ronaldo carrying on from where he left off

10 Real Madrid 6-2 Rayo Vallecano, La Liga, 24 September 2011

A brace from the future Swansea striker Michu was scant consolation for Real’s lesser-known city neighbours in this 6-2 defeat at the Bernabéu, Ronaldo converting two penalties in his latest Madrid hat-trick

11 Malaga 0-4 Real Madrid La Liga, 22 October 2011

Madrid swept away Malaga once again thanks in no small part to a 15-minute Ronaldo hat-trick in the first half – on 23, 28 and 38 minutes

12 Real Madrid 7-1 Osasuna, La Liga, 6 November 2011

Ronaldo made it four hat-tricks for the season in November 2011, two headed goals coming either side of another successful penalty kick

13 Sevilla 2-6 Real Madrid, La Liga, 17 December 2011

Seven months on from a 6-2 home defeat to Real Madrid, Sevilla showed real signs of progress with a 6-2 home defeat to Real Madrid, Ronaldo rounding off his treble with an 85th-minute penalty

14 Real Madrid 4-2 Levante, La Liga, 12 February 2012

Ronaldo’s hat-trick helped Madrid overcome stubborn opponents in Levante and record their seventh consecutive league win

15 Atlético Madrid 1-4 Real Madrid, La Liga, 11 April 2012

Real’s derby hoodoo over their city rivals showed no signs of holding up in their latest meeting at the Calderón, two goals from Ronaldo in the second half adding to his first-half free-kick for a resounding victory and an eventual title win

16 Real Madrid 5-1 Deportivo La Coruña, La Liga, 30 September 2012

Two more penalties and a close-range header were enough for Ronaldo’s first hat-trick of the new season against Deportivo

17 Ajax 1-4 Real Madrid, Champions League, 3 October 2012

…and he followed that one up a few days later with his first ever Champions League hat-trick in the Amsterdam Arena as Madrid cruised to a 4-1 win, rounding off the scoring with a delightful left-footed lob over the keeper from 18 yards

18 Real Madrid 4-0 Celta Vigo, Copa del Rey, 9 January 2013

Real, 2-1 behind after a surprising defeat in the first leg, recovered to see off Celta Vigo with three goals from you know who

19 Real Madrid 4-0 Getafe, La Liga, 27 January 2013

Ten minutes was all it took for Ronaldo to complete his 19th hat-trick for Real and not just any one: it was another ‘perfect’ hat-trick – left foot, header, right foot – finished off with a 72nd-minute penalty

20 Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla, La Liga, 9 February 2013

A couple of weeks later Sevilla were once again put to the sword by Ronaldo and co, this time in the Bernabéu after two earlier 6-2 home defeats

21 Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid, Champions League, 17 September 2013

Real Madrid emerged from the hostile atmosphere of the Turk Telecom Arena with a 6-1 win in September 2013, a second Champions League hat-trick for Ronaldo underlining the chasm between the sides on the night

22 Real Madrid 7-3 Sevilla, La Liga, 30 October 2013

Another day, another hammering for Sevilla and another hat-trick for a player who by now was closing in on his first Ballon d’Or

23 Real Madrid 5 Real Sociedad 1, La Liga, 9 November 2013

A free-kick, a penalty and a powerful strike from a narrow angle saw to Ronaldo’s final Madrid hat-trick of the season which – considering it was only November – was a step-down from his exceptionally high standards

24 Deportivo La Coruna 2-8 Real Madrid, La Liga, 20 September 2014

A first Ronaldo treble in almost a year set Madrid on their way to a frankly preposterous winning scoreline against the former La Liga champions Deportivo, who were returning to the top flight after a year’s absence. Welcome back

25 Real Madrid 5-1 Elche, La Liga. 23 September 2014

Ronaldo made it seven goals in four days with a four-goal haul against Elche, his 21st La Liga hat-trick leaving him one off the record set by Alfredo di Stéfano

 Source: The Guardian