Ronaldo’s 40+ EPL goals record; who came close?

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Ronaldo’s 40+ EPL goals record; who came close?

It’s been 8 years since Cristiano Ronaldo departed the English Premiership for La Liga but his legacy still lives on.

If reports are to be believed, the Portuguese star is a bit unsettled after a lawsuit tying him to tax crimes was filed against him by prosecutors in Spain. As a result, the infuriated 32-year-old forward is believed to be on the move; at least not until he was supposedly calmed by the club president’s words in an interview on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to England with his former club Manchester United being his preferred destination. Numerous reports suggest that the fee involved to secure the signature of the number 7 shirted player will be in the region of 140 million euros.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2009 in London, England.

Could the prodigal son actually make his long anticipated return? In case he does, which at the moment feels unlikely following latest development in the whole frenzy, will he be the person to break his own record of scoring the most goals in a single EPL season (42 goals in 49 games in the 2007/2008 season)?

It’s a feat which really took some doing considering the competitiveness of the Premiership and it’s, therefore, not surprising that many have attempted and failed in their bid to usurp that landmark. Here is a list of all the players who have come in arm’s length of leveling or breaking the nine-year-old record.

  • 2008/2009 Season

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2009 in London, England.Name of player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Number of matches: 53
Number of goals: 26

  • 2009/2010 Season

Didier DrogbaName of player: Didier Drogba
Number of matches: 44
Number of goals: 37

  • 2010/2011 Season

Carlos Tevez Manchester CityName of player: Carlos Tevez
Number of matches: 44
Number of goals: 23

  • 2011/2012 Season

Name of player: Robin van Persie
Number of matches: 47
Number of goals: 38

  • 2012/2013 Season

Luis Suarez- LiverpoolNames of players: Robin van Persie/Luis Suarez
Number of matches: 48/44
Number of goals: 30

  • 2013/2014 Season

Name of player: Luis Suarez
Number of matches: 37
Number of goals: 31

  • 2014/2015 Season

Name of player: Sergio Aguero
Number of matches: 42
Number of goals: 32

  • 2015/2016 Season

Name of player: Sergio Aguero
Number of matches: 44
Number of goals: 29

  • 2016/2017 Season

Harry Kane for Tottenham HotspurName of player: Harry Kane
Number of matches: 38
Number of goals: 35

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.

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