Cristiano Ronaldo received a warm welcome from his Al-Nassr teammates upon his return from international duty with Portugal, as he celebrates a remarkable year in terms of goal scoring.
Surpassing the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, and Erling Haaland, the 38-year-old Portuguese forward has now scored an impressive 40 goals in 2023.
During his time with the national team, Ronaldo continued to display his prolific goal-scoring form. He contributed significantly to Portugal’s qualification for Euro 2024 in Germany next summer by scoring consecutive braces in their 3-2 victory over Slovakia and a 5-0 rout of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These two goals helped him surpass his contemporaries and claim the top spot for the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo receives special gift off Al-Nassr teammates
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr teammates celebrated his remarkable achievement of 40 goals in 2023 with a personalized cake. The cake not only recognized his outstanding goal-scoring record for the year but also highlighted his illustrious international career, featuring the 127 goals he has scored in his 203 appearances for the senior Portugal national team.
A video has been posted onAl-Nassr’s X(formerly Twitter) account, showing the former Manchester United man emerging from the changing room to a sea of blue-shirted teammates, while his teammates secretly have something up their sleeve.
Without him knowing, the customised cake is presented to him as Ronaldo can be seen smiling at the warm-hearted gesture. Inscribed at the bottom of the cake is ’40 goals in 2023, while ‘203 international caps, 127 goals’ is added at the bottom for good measure.
The whole squad then surrounded around the enigmatic striker and a few snaps were taken and Ronaldo is spotted grinning from ear to ear. We wonder whether the record-breaking Portugal international will break his stern diet and have a slice?
Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo’s wholesome reaction to receiving the cake
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