The Portuguese striker netted seven headers last season and has bumped in four so far in this championship
Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a goal for the fourth time this season against Athletic, a goal that would make him the active Liga player who has scored the most headers in the last two seasons. The Real striker has netted 11 times this way, followed by Llorente with 10 and Negredo and Falcao with nine each; his closest Real teammate is Sergio Ramos with six headers.
Xabi Alonso laid off the pass for that Cristiano Ronaldo headed in for the 0-2 against Athletic. To date three Real players have given the Portuguese forward the assist for a header: Özil and Di Maria, with two passes each, are the players that have helped Cristiano Ronaldo the most in this regard.
Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to head the ball in 21 times in his four seasons with the Whites, racking up his best year last season with a total of seven. This year he’s headed at least one goal in during all three competitions: four in La Liga, one in the Champions League and another in the Spanish Super Cup. Some of the goals the striker has headed in with Real have made club history, like the goal he netted against Barcelona in the 2011 Copa del Rey final.