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Ronaldo Now Leading Goalscorer In 2018

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Now Leading Goalscorer In 2018

By David Kappel - Mar 07, 2018 12:59 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been in superb form in 2018 so far, has now climbed to the top of this calendar year's scoring chart after struggling in the first half of the season.

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The 33-year-old netted Los Blancos' opener in their comfortable 2-1 second-leg round of 16 win over Paris Saint-Germain, which saw his side advance 5-2 on aggregate.

Overall, the Portuguese has now scored 15 goals across all competitions in this calendar year so far – the joint most among all players in Europe's top 10 leagues.

Only Manchester City's Sergio Aguero currently matches Ronaldo's goal exploits in 2018, but the Real talisman scored his 15 in just 11 appearances, while Aguero reached his tally of 15 strikes in 15 games this year.

The top duo is followed by a group of players, including Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, who have all netted 13 times in 2018 already.

Despite his injury three weeks ago, Neymar is also among the top 10, having scored 11 goals in just eight appearances this year.

The Brazilian is also the only player to come close to Ronaldo's scoring rate, having netted a goal every 65 minutes in 2018 so far, while the five-time Ballon d'Or winner averages a goal every 64 minutes.

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Overall, Ronaldo has now scored 31 goals in all competitions this campaign, and his red-hot form has made his slow start – by his standard – to the season, which saw him net 16 goals in 20 games, long forgotten.

Note: The statistics in this article are based on information from Transfermarkt information.

Do you think Ronaldo can finish 2018 as the top goalscorer? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Mar 07, 2018 05:47 PM
@lulikho u wrong bra Ballon D'or is judged seasonally remember da league does not start on January how can it be judged based on a calender year
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lulikho Joined: 08 Aug 2013
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lulikho Mar 07, 2018 03:47 PM
@Qhaf-Qhaf Ballon d'or is judged on Calendar year not seasonal.
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CaptainJackSparrow Joined: 27 Feb 2012
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CaptainJackSparrow Mar 07, 2018 03:36 PM
It's too bad he won't lift any silverware this season.
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Ntuthuko5110 Joined: 17 Feb 2014
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Ntuthuko5110 Mar 07, 2018 02:50 PM
@Qhaf-Qhaf jep man u are right. Consistency is the most important thing. Editor is trying to write something about cr7 .there is no way u can only count this year only.
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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Mar 07, 2018 02:33 PM
@Qhaf-Qhaf if you don't know something it's wise to ask before exposing yourself
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Ezequienho Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Ezequienho Mar 07, 2018 01:34 PM
@Qhaf-Qhaf it counts!!! How do you think Ballon d or is won? They measure your performance for that particular year not your seasonal stats!! I bet my last cent that you are a Barca fan...
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Qhaf-Qhaf Mar 07, 2018 01:13 PM
This useless 2018 top goalscorer is not something a player can brag about , top goalscorer of the season is what matters the most

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