Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has become the first player in history to score 14 goals in UEFA competition before Christmas – as he closes in on another goalscoring record held by compatriot Radamel Falcao.

Morelos’ 14 goals this season leaves him with the sixth-highest tally in European competition in a single season and sees him sit just four behind Falcao’s record 0f 18 goals as he helped Porto lift the trophy in 2010/11.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 12: Young Boys goalkeeper David von Ballmoos saves from Alfredo Morelos (Rangers, blue, 20) during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and BSC Young Boys at Ibrox Stadium on December 12, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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The Colombian sits alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ruud van Nistelrooy on 14 for a single campaign and could add to that when the Light Blues face Braga in the last 32 in the new year.

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El Buffalo hit eight goals in qualifying before adding a further six in the group stage to finish the groups as the top goalscorer as Rangers progressed to the knockout rounds.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Radamel Falcao of Colombia looks on during the Copa America Brazil 2019 quarterfinal match between Colombia and Chile at Arena Corinthians on June 28, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Morelos is also closing in on Ally McCoist’s all-time record of 21 European goals for Rangers with this season’s strike taking his overall total to 18.

 

With at least two more games to come, Morelos could well smash Falcao and McCoist’s record’s this season and continue to prove his doubters wrong and show just how good he is.

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