January: Cristiano Ronaldo's golden month

Cristiano Ronaldo has started 2013 in top form. The Portuguese, who began the year with the displeasure of a new Silver Ball, has risen based on goals. He adds seven, achieved in three matches; two against Real Sociedad, three against Celta and another brace in Mestalla.

Cristiano celebrates a goal with the dark Real Madrid jersy
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first goal against Valencia

Real Madrid striker just failed to score in the first leg of the querter-finals round of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) against Valencia. Cristiano also had a match penalty against Osasuna, the only match that Real Madrid has not won in the new year.

The Real Madrid forward has at least two more opportunities to increase his numbers in this January: Wednesday, on the second leg of the Spanish Cup round against Valencia, and Sunday (12 a.m. CET) in the league match against Getafe. He might even have another chance if Real Madrid defeats Valencia next Wednesday, because the Cup semi-final round takes place on January 30.

Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved 30 goals this season in 30 games. The Portuguese is held in a prodigious average; a goal a game. That improves the average of the great legends of the club, as Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas. With more than four months of competition ahead, is willing to look beyond numbers from last season, the best of his career, in which he scored 60 goals in 55 games.

In addition, the two goals Cristiano scored against Valencia, served to increase his overall scoring up to 300 goals throughout his career. Of those 300, he has achieved more than half with the shirt of Real Madrid in just three years. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 177 goals in 174 matches in white. At this pace, he will become the best scorer in the history of Real Madrid.

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