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Ronaldo is now Real Madrid's leading scorer in history of La Liga


NEWS | 12/09/2015 | Antonio M. Leal

With 231 goals, the Portuguese forward has overtaken Raúl's record.
Cristiano Ronaldo made history with his five goals against Espanyol and became Real Madrid's leading goalscorer in the history of La Liga. The Portuguese star reached 231 goals in this competition and he has now overtaken Raúl's record (228). His goalscoring average is spectacular, as he has attained this figure in 203 games, while Raúl took 550 games to reach his record.

The first of his 231 goals as a Madrid player in La Liga came on his debut against Deportivo at the Santiago Bernabéu. His spectacular goalscoring statistics have allowed him to become the leading goal scorer in the league and win the Golden Shoe in the 2010-11, 2013-14 and 2014-15 season. 

He reached 104 away La Liga goals against Espanyol.

Cristiano Ronaldo's stats in this competition are split between 127 goals at home and 104 on the road. Cristiano opened his goalscoring account away from the Santiago Bernabéu against Espanyol, on 12 September 2009, in his first away league game. His best goalscoring tallies for away goals were last year and in 2011/12, when he notched up 23 goals on the road.

Fourth highest La Liga goalscorer of all time
His five goals against Espanyol also enabled Cristiano to climb two places in the rankings of all time highest La Liga goalscorers. Cristiano Ronaldo is now fourth, after surpassing Di Stéfano, who scored 227 in his time at Real Madrid and Espanyol, as well as Raúl with his tally of 228.

Best average
The impressive goalscoring rate of the Madrid player is the best of the top four in the history of the league. At the start of his seventh La Liga season, he has an average of 1.13 games per game. In this regard, he ranks better than Messi and Zarra (0.90 per game) and Hugo Sánchez (0.67).