It’s time to reminisce on the top Serie A records Ronaldo has broken already in just two seasons of storming Italy!
In the summer of 2018, when the news broke that Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus, a lot of people, including pundits, were questioning the decision of the Bianconeri to sign someone of that age for such a fee. But now, with just two years running, the 35-year-old Portugal captain has set new marks for the Italian top-flight.
It is true that football has undergone so many changes over the years, especially this year disrupted by a global pandemic. However, should there be a time to remain constant, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo and his insatiable hunger for more success.
Ronaldo might be 35 now but his numbers in the pitch speak for themselves. 37 goals in just 46 games for Juventus last season is an incredible return for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner at his mid-thirties. Especially as the Italian league is supposedly the most defensive-oriented in all the Europe top five leagues.
Therefore, let’s recognize some of the top Serie A records Ronaldo has broken since joining Juve.
5 Serie A Records Ronaldo Has Broken Since Joining Juventus
In honor of a sensational first two seasons in Turin, we’ll flashback to the top 5 Serie A records Ronaldo has broken already.
1. Highest-Scoring Portuguese Player In Serie A History
The Serie A has experienced Portuguese legends such as Luis Figo and Rui Costa in the past, but none of them has proved phenomenal in front of goal like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo, in just two years at the league, overtook Rui Costa to become the highest-scoring Portuguese player in the Italian top-flight against Bologna in June. The Portuguese goal king currently has 52 Serie A goals to his name and looks to improve by the day.
Meanwhile, he is also the only Portuguese player to score a hat-trick in Serie A history. Ronaldo achieved that feat in a game against Cagliari in early January this year. He also became the only player to score a hat-trick in history in Italy, England, and Spain’s top divisions, as well as the World Cup.
2. Most Consecutive Goals In Serie A
Just three days after Cristiano Ronaldo’s 35th birthday, he broke David Trezeguet’s record of scoring nine consecutive league goals for Juventus in 2005. The record came after scoring against Hella Verona back in February.
But that was not all. Ronaldo took it upon the league and equaled Fabio Quagliarella (2018-19) and Gabriel Batistuta’s (1994-95) record of scoring in 11 Serie A games in a stretch before drawing a blank against Inter Milan at the end of February. Cristiano bagged incredible 16 goals in those 11 games.
3. Highest Goals Scored In a Single Season For Juventus
Despite all the great players that have dressed on the historic black and white jersey of Juventus, including the likes of Michel Platini and Alessandro Del Piero, none of them were able to achieve this unimaginable record that Ronaldo achieved in just two seasons.
Trophy wise, they had won more than the Portuguese (at the moment per se), but it was only Cristiano Ronaldo who could beat an 86 years old Felice Borel’s record of 35 goals in a single campaign, achieved in the 1933-34 season. Incredible Ronaldo went all the way to notch 37 goals in 46 appearances for Juve in the 2019-20 campaign.
4. First Player to Score 30+ League Goals In Europe’s Top 3 Leagues In One Season
Many football players, coaches, pundits, and fans are coming to the conclusion that Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer of all-time. And that fact can be proven right for a reason that he’s the first player to score 30 or more goals in a single season in three of Europe’s top five leagues.
The Portugual’s all-time leading goalscorer scored a brace in their 2-1 win over Lazio in July to take his tally to 30-goal mark in the 2019-2020 Serie A campaign.
Previously, Ronaldo reached 30 or more goals in six of his nine seasons in La Liga with Real Madrid. He also reached the cut once in the English Premier League with Manchester United in the 2007-08 season, scoring 31 times.
5. Fastest to Score 50+ Goals in Serie A
This rounds our top 5 Serie A records Ronaldo has broken in just two seasons playing in the league. Cristiano scored his 50th Serie A goal in a record 61 games against Lazio back in July.
The three-minute brace by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in July overtook Andriy Shevchenko’s previous record of 68 games of scoring 50 goals for AC Milan in Serie A.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a superhuman, a goal machine, and an athlete who believes nothing is impossible to achieve. He recently vowed to win conquer Italy, Europe, and the World as whole in the coming season!
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