Even though he is past his 30th birthday Ronaldo seems to be speeding up rather than slowing down, as he made history again at Real Madrid.
The man was on fire as he scored another hat trick to break the goal scoring record set by football greats before him.
Yes its true—Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in Madrid derby history after his hat-trick at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday night.
Los Blancos' all-time top scorer entered the fixture with 15 goals against Atletico to his name, putting him third in the list of top derby scorers.
He scored thrice. But the 31-year-old departed the scene 90 minutes later having overtaken both Santillana and the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano, to claim another record for his own.
This is how it all went down:
Ronaldo set Real on their way to a 29th match unbeaten with a deflected freekick in the first half that wrong-footed Jan Oblak, to draw him level with Santillana.
Ronaldo doubled the advantage in the second period, ending a period of dominance from the home side to turn home a penalty which he had won himself.
That strike put Ronaldo level with Argentine icon Di Stefano's record of 17.
And when Gareth Bale crossed from the left minutes later, the ex-Manchester United man turned home from close range to go out on his own with his 18th strike in the encounter.
Unstoppable. His threesome made it eight goals in nine league games this season, and enhanced Los Blancos' lead at the top of the table to four points.
Astonishingly, the three strikes where the 39th career Ronaldo hat-trick. A feat difficult to absorb by any who hears it. Incredible!
Promise of more to come. Ronaldo has now scored 374 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid.
And the Portuguese phenomenon is just three away from hitting the 500-mark in club football.
Its amazing seeing football history being made right before our eyes by a football living Legend Cristiano Ronaldo.