The 2022/2023 season was fantastic, as it set two records. One that has stood since the 1992 inception of the Premier League and another that might not be as much of a record as perhaps more notorious as a record no team wants to repeat: The most expensive goal ever!

The 2021/2022 season saw Cristiano Ronaldo return to Manchester United. That first season, he scored 18 goals. But in the 2022/2023 season, Ronaldo scored his only goal on October 9. He came on as a substitute and scored his 700th career club goal in a 2–1 win against Everton. On 22 November, Ronaldo’s contract was terminated. I won’t get into Ronaldo’s history and issues with the club, as that isn’t part of the data. You can read that on ESPN.

Watch the goal here:

Below is the range of goals and salary from 2011/2012 to 202/23. In the upper right corner, you will see Erling Haaland’s 36 goals and $52 million (Euros) in salary, and in the upper left corner, Ronaldo and one goal for which Manchester United paid $62 million (Euros). See more breakdowns regarding goals and salaries here.

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Last Update: January 30, 2024

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