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The Portuguese struck his 130th and 131st goals for the Spanish side on Saturday in the 5-1 win over Real Sociedad and has moved into the top 10 on their all-time scorers chart

By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Editor

First he was CR9; then he was CR7. But much more significantly, Cristiano Ronaldo is now number 10 in the all-time list of the greatest goalscorers in the glorious history of Real Madrid.

Ronaldo's double in the 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday saw the Portuguese reach 100 Liga strikes in just 92 games, breaking a club record held by the great Ferenc Puskas since the 1960s and setting a new Primera Division mark in the process.

The former Manchester United forward's first strike against the Basque outfit saw him reach that century, while his second took him to 101 league goals and moved the 27-year-old above former Spain star Michel and into 10th place in the list of Madrid's top goalscorers in all competitions.

Ronaldo now has 131 goals in 131 official games for the Spanish side, having netted 33 in 35 in his first season, 53 in 54 last term and 45 in 42 so far in 2011-12. And he's not finished yet as there are up to 14 more games still to play for the Portuguese in the current campaign.


Raul Gonzalez
1994-2010 323
Alfredo Di Stefano
1953-1964 308
1971-1988 290
Ferenc Puskas 1958-1966
Hugo Sanchez 1985-1992
Francisco Gento 1953-1971
1964-1980 171
Emilio Butragueno 1984-1995
Cristiano Ronaldo 2009- 131

Should, as seems certain, Ronaldo remain at the Bernabeu next season, a similar goals return would see him move up to sixth in the club's all-time list, surpassing such superstars as Emilio Butragueno, Paco Gento, Pirri and Amancio.

After that, the next target will be the 200-goal mark, which looks just out of reach for next term unless he can improve his phenomenal strike rate even further in 2012-13, and in the remainder of the current campaign.

In the top five, some of the real Real Madrid greats await, with Hugo Sanchez (208), Ferenc Puskas (238), Santillana (290), Alfredo Di Stefano (308) and Raul (323) making up a star-studded list of legendary marksmen. But Cristiano is catching up to them fast and at his current goal-per-game rate, he may just eclipse them all.

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