Rewind to 1997

Ronaldo's record-breaking season

April 14, 2011
By Tom Adams
On Tuesday night, Lionel Messi set a new record when recording his 48th goal of a wonderful season for Barcelona. The previous holder of the club record was Ronaldo, who in his solitary season at the club in 1996-97 won both the Copa del Rey and the Cup Winners' Cup under Bobby Robson, before his career at Camp Nou was truncated by a bitter contractual dispute.

What strikes you when watching footage of Ronaldo's miracle season in Barcelona is that for a man who was so renowned for dispatching ...

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