Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 1,200th professional match with a goal and an assist as he helped his Saudi League side Al-Nassr to get a 4-1 win over Al-Riyadh.
The 38-year-old Ronaldo opened the scoring shortly after the half-hour mark when he tapped in a cross from Sadio Mane, who had had a goal disallowed in the first minute of the game.
The Portuguese strengthened his status as the league’s top scorer with his 16 goals from the season’s 16 matches and helped his team to bounce back following a 3-0 defeat to leaders Al-Hilal last Friday.
Three minutes into first-half injury time, Ronaldo assisted on his countryman Otavio’s headed goal.
Al-Nassr’s Brazilian Talisca netted twice in the second half, with a consolation goal from Al-Riyadh’s Andre Gray coming in between.
Al-Nassr are second in the standings with 37 points, seven adrift of Al-Hilal, while Al-Riyadh are 14th with 16 points.
Former England goalkeeper Shilton is acknowledged as the record holder for the most competitive men’s professional games, though the total is disputed. Some statistics websites say the tally is 1,390 but Shilton himself, on his X feed, gives it as 1,387.