Rubén Castro becomes the highest-scoring Spaniard in domestic competitions

Rubén Castro has had an illustrious career, having positioned himself as one of Real Betis’ best ever players, among memorable periods at UD Las Palmas and FC Cartagena.

The Spanish legend has played for 10 different domestic clubs, and is currently with Málaga in the Second Division.

Monday saw Castro cement himself as one of the greatest players in Spanish history as he scored a brace in a 3-0 win over Real Zaragoza.

His two goals were enough to overtake Quini as the top-scoring Spaniard in all domestic competitions, as reported by Mundo Deportivo. Quini’s iconic career saw him score 284 goals for FC Barcelona and Sporting Gijón, and he won the pichichi award seven times.

Having scored 285 times, Castro now has the third most goals in domestic competitions, only behind the usual suspects, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have 311 and 474 goals respectively.

“It was a perfect day,” said the veteran striker in a post-match interview. His impeccable goalscoring instinct is still intact at the remarkable age of 41.

Nicolás Antúnez de Mayolo | GSFN

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