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Cristiano Ronaldo: "It is an honour to break this record at the best club in the world"

NEWS | 30/09/2015 | Antonio M. Leal / Javier García

"I have great admiration for Raúl. He sent me a message after the match congratulating me", he explained.
With his brace against Malmö, Cristiano Ronaldo's legendary status at Real Madrid has grown even larger and he has now the club's all-time top goalscorer. In 308 games for the Whites his goal tally stands at 324, thus surpassing Raúl's 323. After the full time whistle, the star of the show stated: "I'm very happy, this is a special moment. I'd like to thank my team-mates for helping me reach this number. Breaking this record at the best club in the world is a real honour for me". 

"It's what I wanted, but what matters most is that the team won and that we're top of the group. It's not easy. The first time I put on the Real Madrid jersey I thought about one day becoming the top goalscorer. This is a special moment but I still want to score more goals".

More records
"This means a great deal to me. When I joined I said I wanted to give my best for this jersey and that's what I'm doing. I'm achieving my objectives by playing well and helping the club to win. I want to break more records”.

“He is a person I deeply admire. He sent me a message after the match to congratulate me. I'm delighted and I'm certain Raúl is happy too because he sincerely told me that me break the record was a wonderful moment”.

“They have a very strong side and they're playing really well. They are candidates to win the Champions League and it's going to be an extremely tough match, but we're ready for them. We have to play against the best teams because that is the only way we can win the Champions League, but we're ready for the challenge and are in good shape".

This is a special moment; I want to score more goals. 

"The team played well and created a lot of chances. When the opposition sit back, don't take risks and only look to hit you on the break, it can be difficult, but we controlled the game with 70% possession. We're on six points and are top of the group. On assessment things are going well, we're looking good”. 

His first goal
Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his attacking prowess on the day of his competitive debut, back on 29 August 2009, when he chipped in with a goal during a 3-2 victory over Deportivo in the Santiago Bernabéu. Since then, his knack of finding the back of the net has seen him become the Madrid club's all-time top scorer in his 7th season with the Whites: 33 goals (2009/10), 54 (2010/11), 60 (2011/12), 55 (2012/13), 51 (2013/14), 61 (2014/15) and 10 (2015/16).

His Champions League record
The brace against Malmö also saw Cristiano Ronaldo surpass Raúl's tally of 66 European Cup goals. As such, the Portuguese ace is now Real Madrid's all-time top scorer in the continent's elite competition, with 67 goals to his name.

Goals in other competitions
In addition to his impressive Champions League figure, Ronaldo's 324 goals are spread across a further four competitions. He also holds the club record for La Liga goals scored with 231, while he has racked up 21 in the Copa del Rey, hit the target 3 times in the Spanish Super Cup, and notched up a further 2 in the European Super Cup.