Five-time Baloon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo finished as Real Madrid’s highest goal-scorer in the calendar year 2018 despite leaving the La Liga giants in the summer transfer window.
Though CR7 has left Real Madrid, it seems his shadow continues to linger at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Portugal great spent nine years with Real Madrid and won four UCL trophies and become the club’s all-time highest goal-scorer before leaving for Italian champions Juventus in summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues his stellar campaign in Serie A as he had already scored 14 Serie A goals for the Old Lady. Though Real Madrid players have often said that the team is not missing CR7, results have proven otherwise.
While Real Madrid have struggled in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese still managed to finish the year as the top scorer of Serie A before the winter break.
Meanwhile, Twitterati has mocked Real Madrid after Ronaldo finished 2018 as top scorer for Real Madrid despite departing in July.
Here are some of the Tweets:
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 30, 2018
2018 RMadrid top scorer: Ronaldo
2018 Juventus top scorer: Ronaldo
Different team, same man!
The goat remains undefeated!!! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/MB9pD3pA8g
— Idris (@Crhedrys) December 29, 2018
Ronaldo ends the year as top goal scorer of Real Madrid
He left 6 month ago pic.twitter.com/Yn6rAOICXf
— Super M (@IftinCadar) December 29, 2018
How in the hell is Ronaldo the top goal scorer when he left the team 6 months ago?
Real Madrid goal scorers in 2018:
Cristiano Ronaldo – 28 goals
Gareth Bale – 27 goals
Benzema – 18 goals pic.twitter.com/r1btBmwFnt
— Jason Aguiar (@JasonAguiar) December 30, 2018
Real Madrid top scorers in 2018:
CR7 is still their top scorer this year yet he left the club six months ago 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tpAjTDpBbw
— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) December 30, 2018
— Laacib.net (@LaacibNet) December 31, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo has finished the calendar year as Real Madrids top scorer 👏
Also, he was only second behind Dybala for Juventus!
What a guy 👊 pic.twitter.com/sppbO4aHqz
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) December 29, 2018
Ronaldo ends the year as the top scorer of Real Madrid! The man left some 6 months ago 😂😂
Modric kroos marcelo carried ronaldo
But can’t carry benzema or bale with those 6 months available pic.twitter.com/PSUFwebpZ7
— Rono7 (@cibeat) December 29, 2018
Top scorer of Real Madrid in La liga 2018.
Top scorer of Juventus in Serie A 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo for you 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/oI8nTsEEeS
— TheRonaldoBible (@TheRonaldoBible) December 30, 2018
Ronaldo ends 2018 being top goal scorer of the year for Real Madrid and Top goal scorer of the season so far for Juventus. Left Real Madrid 6 months ago. Started a new league in Italy with a new team and still manages to be the at the top.
Simply Cristiano 🐐 pic.twitter.com/mcTzazSauS
— 🐐 (@IconicCristiano) December 29, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo has been moved to Juventus but still ended up as the top scorer for Real Madrid in this year by scoring 28 goals for them. Gareth Bale scored 27 times for the club in 2018.
KING OF FOOTBALL.
— Zeeshan⁷ (@Factnaldo) December 30, 2018
A person left his club midway to the year and joined another club and ended the year as the top scorer of both the clubs .
No, I’m not because that person is Cristiano Ronaldo!#CR7 #2k18 pic.twitter.com/AvmyNlYxts
— मोहीत (@david_warner31) December 29, 2018
Earlier, speaking to French Football, CR7 opened up about his departure from Real Madrid.
“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” the Portuguese said, before adding, “In the first four or five years there I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean.”