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Saudi Pro League top scorers 2023-24: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Mitrovic in the race for the Golden Boot

An unprecedented summer shopping spree of European stars has catapulted the Saudi Pro League into the spotlight, making it the most eagerly anticipated football season ever in the Middle East.

The influx of superstars to the Saudi Pro League made the Golden Boot race an exciting watch throughout the 2023–24 season.

In the end, Cristiano Ronaldo was far ahead of the pack, as he broke the previous best mark for most goals in a single Saudi top-flight season.

Sadio Mane and Karim Benzema, who were anticipated to compete with Ronaldo for goalscoring supremacy, struggled at Al Nassr and Al Ittihad, respectively, while Neymar was out for nearly the whole season due to a season-ending injury.

Ronaldo's Al-Nassr teammate Anderson Talisca was in the fray before injury cut-short his season, while reigning holder Abderrazak Hamdallah also struggled with injury issues. Former Premier League hitman Mitrovic was Ronaldo's only rival in the final stages of 2023/24, but the Serbia international ultimately fell short.

Here, GOAL brings you the exploits of the most prolific marksmen in the Saudi Arabian top-flight.

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