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The Portuguese superstar got this peculiar and eminent nickname 'Penaldo' during his days in Real Madrid.



He was then, the club attacker, man shooting free-kicks and penalty taker. In his second season at Real Madrid, the player's number that joined the club mounted to an incredible heights.


Fans and the club managements didn't question Ronaldo's role in Real Madrid, considering comparison with his rival, the Spanish league's record scorer Lionel Messi which then had a goal ratio of 0.92 per game while Ronaldo had a goal ratio of 1.07 per game which turns out that Ronaldo was leading Messi.


Referring to his time in Los Blancos at his young age, he scored 50 goals in his nine seasons for the team.


A club record 450 goals of Christiano Ronaldo in 438 matches which came his ways across all competitions, including three European Golden Shoe prices. By far, he was Real Madrid's greatest player in the club history.


Fans created the complimentary nickname 'Penaldo', referring to his regular goals from the spot. this name stuck with him throughout his career in Madrid to the present in Juventus.


When asked about the 'Penaldo' pseudonym, Ronaldo gave a pretty blunt answer in 2015. He said "I will score as many as I can 600, 700 goals as many as I can. They will all be there for people to see. And anyone who wants to can go to YouTube to see all the goals I have scored...".







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