The sensational Portuguese Christiano Ronaldo has made a new mark in football history, as he made new Primera Liga goal scoring record of 40 in a season. By this now he has now surpassed previous joint record holders, Hugo Sanchez(Real Madrid) and Telmo Zarra(Athletic Bilbao) of 38 goals. Sanchez scored 38 in the 1989/90 season whereas Zarra's 38 came in 1959/60.
Christiano Ronaldo achieved the feat during Real Madrid match against Almeria where they were washed our 8-1, and Ronaldo went on to score his 39th and 40th goals. His 39th goal came in the fourth minute, whereas he scored the second in the 77th minute. Ronaldo, who had scored nine goals in his previous three games heading into the final fixture, has posted 53 goals in all competitions for Madrid this season. With this he has also surpassed Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi's 52 goals, making them first Spanish League players to score 50 or more goals in all competitions in a single season.