Updated January 5th, 2024 at 10:43 IST
Cristiano Ronaldo clinches SPL Player of the Month for December 2023 after a stellar performance
Cristiano Ronaldo's stellar performance secures Saudi Pro League Player of the Month for December 2023 with Al-Nassr.
Al-Nassr easily defeated Al-Taawoun 4-1 last week in a thrilling Saudi Pro League game. Cristiano Ronaldo, the team captain, had a tremendous game and scored a wonderful header in the 90+2' minute to secure the victory. Otávio, Marcelo Brozović, and Aymeric Laporte were a few other important Al-Nassr players who scored big goals. This incredible outcome demonstrated the team's potential as a serious league contender and was primarily attributable to Ronaldo's leadership and confidence in the game.
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Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Saudi Pro League Player of The Month in December 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo of Al-Nassr has won the Saudi Pro League Player of the Month title for December. Ronaldo, widely recognised as one of the best football players of all time, is still playing at the age of 38. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been in superb form in his first full season in the Saudi top division.
Ronaldo has 20 goals and nine assists in 18 league games. His strong December performance, in which he scored five goals and supplied two assists in five games, aided in his selection. Except for the 3-0 loss to Al-Hilal at the start of the month, the Portugal captain scored in every game.
It's no surprise that he was named Saudi Pro League Player of the Month for December, a well-deserved honour for his outstanding services to Al-Nassr. The SPL made the news via an Arabic-translated tweet. The tweet read:
“League top scorer, most goals scored, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in December for rounds (16, 17, 18, 19) and wins the Roshnksa”
Al-Nassr is only seven points behind the runaway leaders, Al-Hilal (53 points), after 19 games. Ronaldo's extraordinary influence on the Saudi Pro League this season is clear from his spectacular achievements. Aside from the Al-Hilal encounter, the Portuguese superstar assisted on every other goal. Only twice did he fail to score: in a 2-0 defeat at Al-Taawoun in August and a 2-2 draw at Abha in October. Ronaldo's steadiness and leadership on the pitch have been instrumental in Al-Nassr's excellent league rankings.
Published January 5th, 2024 at 10:24 IST