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The Portugal forward apologised to the media as

he picked up an award for breaking the club's

goalscoring record in the 2-0 Champions

League win over Malmo on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo has apologised for being "a

bit of a bastard" to the media at an event to

celebrate him equalling Raul's record as Real

Madrid's all-time leading goal scorer.

Ronaldo broke Raul's record of 323 goals for the

Madrid club with a brace in the 2-0 Champions

League win over Malmo on Wednesday.

The double in Sweden also took the former

Manchester United forward passed the 500

career goals mark, joining the ranks of

prodigious goalscorers such as Gerd Muller and

Ferenc Puskas.

But at an event organised by Real, with his

team-mates and coaching staff present,

Ronaldo chose to thank those that had helped

him throughout his career and also apologised

for the way he has treated the media recently.

"I am very happy, thanks to my team-mates

because without them this would never be

possible," Ronaldo said. "Also thanks to all my

coaches, [Manuel] Pellegrini, [Jose] Mourinho,

[Carlo] Ancelotti, [Rafael] Benitez. They have

always helped me, the equipment managers,

the physios.

"I also thank the media, because I know that

lately I've been a little bastard with them, but

it's my way of being.

"And my friends, Jorge Mendes and my mother.

And the president for this event, Hala Madrid!"

There is some controversy behind the counting

of the goal tally, with Ronaldo, the club and

newspaper Marca all believing that the former

Manchester United attacker has reached 324

goals, but official records suggesting the

Portuguese remains on 323 goals, level with


The disagreement centres on a goal against

Real Sociedad in 2010 which looped off Real

team-mate Pepe and into the net, with the

defender suggesting the goal should be

Ronaldo's but official records disputing the


But speaking at the event organised by the club,

who have themselves awarded the disputed

goal to Ronaldo, the 30-year-old spoke with

pride about being associated with players such

as Raul and Alfredi Di Stefano.

"For me it is an honour to receive this award, I

never imagined when I dressed for the first time

this shirt that I would be the best scorer of the

team, that could beat my friend Raul and Alfredo

Di Stefano," he added.



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