Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo netted seven times during the European Championship qualifying stages and the Seleccao das Quinas star man is priced at 12/1 to be the tournament’s leading goalscorer in bwin’s Euro 2012 top goalscorer market.
After an incredible season which included a first La Liga title, Real Madrid’s number 7 will be raring to go in Poland and Ukraine this summer and looking to add to his already impressive tally of 32 international goals.
Despite missing out on the Pichichi trophy to a certain Lionel Messi, the Portuguese genius still scored 46 La Liga goals in just 38 appearances, and in doing so became the first player in La Liga to score 40 plus goals in two seasons. Amazingly, the 27-year-old achieved the feat in consecutive campaigns.
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best forward of all the fantastic players on show, and his prolific nature can earn him the top goalscorer prize, and bwin customers a tidy profit, if they lump on the 12/1 that is currently on offer.
This was not the only record that Ronaldo managed to break over the course of the last 12 months though. During the final La Liga fixture against Mallorca, Ronny bagged a goal which set a record that will possibly never be matched.
By notching against Mallorca, the Galactico became the first ever player to score against every team in a single La Liga season and if Ronaldo takes this phenomenal form into the European Championships, then he has every chance of topping the scoring charts, and odds of 12/1 could be a steal.
Lastly, but not without as much praise as the other records have gained, Ronaldo broke his own record of most goals in a season for a Real Madrid player (one that he previously set the season before) by bagging a massive 60 goals in all competitions.
Occasionally dubbed as a failure when it comes to international football, since being handed the captain armband the Portuguese attacker has revelled in the limelight. A brace in the second leg of the Euro Championship play-off tie against Bosnia ensured his side’s place at this summer’s major tournament, which would have pleased all football lovers who want to see the world’s greatest players performing on the biggest stage.
Whether you love him or hate him, you cannot deny that a European Championship without Ronaldo’s presence would be a duller competition.
There can be arguments made for a number of other players when discussing the top goalscorer market, including 7/1 favourite and Germany’s predator Mario Gomez and the deadly Dutch duo Robin van Persie (10/1) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (12/1).
Nonetheless, Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best forward of all the fantastic players on show, and his prolific nature can earn him the top goalscorer prize, and bwin customers a tidy profit, if they lump on the 12/1 that is currently on offer.
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