The 40’s Club

Cr7 Messi 40s

Cristiano Ronaldo walks unstoppable towards the barrier of 40 goals for Real Madrid this season.

With three months to end La Liga, it’s easier for him to accomplish 50 goals by the end of the season.

However, to accomplish this goal will be tremendously complicated. The Portuguese is on the verge of reaching the figure of 40 goals for Madrid in a season for the fourth consecutive year.

In fact, it will be the fifth time that he gets at this point in his career, after the 42 goals with United in 07-08.

Only two players have this set of numbers. Messi and Ronaldo have this ridiculous numbers and no one else can get in this exclusive club.

Ronaldo and Messi are in the exclusive club of the 40’s. This club is available for very few strikers. Many European scorers have never managed to achieve such a number of goals for their clubs in one season. These records show once again that Ronaldo and Messi are the two undisputed kings of world football.

In the past three years, there are many who have tried to wrestle Cristiano and Messi. There are many strikers who have made the season of their lives, but neither of those have managed to outshine these two giants.

In fact, to get an idea of the figures of Ronaldo and Messi, in the past three seasons, only Mario Gomez in the Bayern during the 10-11 season have scored 40 goals in his club, in a season. Falcao, Van Persie, Cavani, Rooney, Lewandowski or have come close, but have not ever reach the 40 goals. Others like Aguero, Benzema, Higuain, Tevez, Balotelli and Luis Suarez haven’t succeed either.

Ibrahimovic deserves special mention on this matter. The Swedish striker will be the only one to reach 40 goals this season. Currently, he has 38 and is in the lead of top scorer at the Champions League.

His campaign is brilliant, and the third who can achieve the mythical figure of the 40 goals. Last year he scored 36 and the previous season 35.

Ronaldo has broke records that very few have been able to achieve in Real Madrid. If he achieves this personal goal will join the hall of fame of the Merengues were only Raul, Hugo Sanchez, Di Stefano and Santillana, Real Madrid top scorers in the history have a special place in Santiago Bernabeu.

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