Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to etch his name in the history books as he is set to equal the legendary Alfredo di Stefano's 374 appearances for the Los Blancos when he faces Barcelona in the El Clasico tonight.
The Portuguese continues to create history at Real Madrid after widespread speculation linking him with a move away from Spain following accusations of a tax fraud.
Real Madrid's top goal-scorer is now set to remain at the club for one more season at least as he aims to win it all this season. Before Sunday night's kick-off, Ronaldo has 407 goals to his name, outnumbering Raul by 84 and Di Stefano by 100 goals.
Tonight, Cristiano Ronaldo will equal the amount of matches Di Stéfano played for Real Madrid (396). [marca] pic.twitter.com/EkIlfc1jxY— SocialRMadrid (@SocialRMadrid) August 13, 2017
Although, on a team comparison basis, Di Stefano's Real Madrid remains the best Los Blancos team in the club's history. In his 13 seasons with Madrid, the Spanish-Argentinian won a total of 17 titles at the club. That particular Real Madrid team was regarded as the best club team in football history.
Today, Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid is widely regarded to replicate the success earned by Real Madrid in the 60's. Ronaldo currently has 13 titles to his name in a mere nine seasons at the club and most of his medals have come in the last five years at the club.
Most of Real Madrid's successes have to be credited to Ronaldo's contributions as he has been the top scorer in the Champions League five seasons as well as the top scorer in Europe's most elite league with 106 goals to his name.