As we near to the end of 2014, it might be interesting to look back on the year and see which player scored the most goals in all competitions for club and country. The familiar names (or the usual suspects) are of course Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as they have topped this list in each of the last 5 years.
Cristiano outscored Messi in the calendar year, scoring 61 against Messi’s 58, and winning 4 major titles UEFA Champions League & Super Cup, Copa Del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid whereas Messi failed to achieve any of the Honour with Barca.
However Cristiano Ronaldo, for the second consecutive year, will finish as the top goal scorer with his 61 goals. His goal tally is especially noteworthy as he became the first European player ever to score 60 or more goals in 4 consecutive years. Among all of the records Cristiano has broken and/or achieved, this record might be the one that demonstrates his inhuman consistency more than any other record. Thanks largely to his goal tally in 2014, coupled with his 4 titles and 7 individual awards, it does seem likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will be lifting his 3rd Ballon d’Or in less than a month in Zurich.