Cristiano Ronaldo has added another milestone achievement to his career by becoming the first player to score 50 or more goals in three different soccer leagues, the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored two goals for Juventus against Lazio on July 20, with a penalty in the 51st minute and the other goal in the 54th minute. He now has 51 league goals since joining Juventus two years ago.
Ronaldo Sets Serie A Record
Ronaldo has set a new record in the Italian Soccer league by scoring 50 goals in the fewest appearances. It only took him 61 games to score 50 goals, faster than Andriy Shevchenko, who got the mark in 68 games with AC Milan, and Brazil’s icon Ronaldo, who got there in 70 appearances with Inter Milan.
Juventus now stands on top of the table with eight points higher than Inter Milan, nine ahead of Atalanta, and 11 in front of Lazio. Juventus is seeking its ninth straight league title. Ronaldo and Immobile are level atop Serie A scoring chart with 30 goals each.
Goals Scored In Premier League, La Liga
Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 after he left his former team, Real Madrid, where he won every major domestic honor and four Champions League titles. Before that, he spent six years in Manchester United, where he forged his popularity and reputation as one of the world’s greatest soccer players with a Ballon d’Or award as well as a Champions League trophy in 2008.
He put up an exclusive number of goals for the two teams, with 118 goals in 292 appearances for Manchester United and 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid. At the international level, he has 99 goals for Portugal, behind only Ali Daei, a former Iranian footballer with 109 international goals.
Ronaldo’s Greatest Achievements
Five Champions League Titles
The first time Ronaldo won the Champions League was in 2008 with the Red Devils. He played against Chelsea at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Ronaldo opened the scoring for the team in the 26th minute with a header.
After Frank Lampard equalized shortly after, the game went penalties, and Man United won 6-5 on penalties. He then won four with Real Madrid, one in 2014, and three consecutive titles from 2016 to 2018. Ronaldo is now the all-time top scorer of Champions League with 128 goals, 14 goals ahead of Lionel Messi.
Awards and International Success
Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or award five times, one shy from Lionel Messi. In four of the years that he won the prestigious individual award, he also won the Champions League title, and three of them came along with UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
One of the biggest mega-events in Europe, the UEFA European Championship, is postponed to next year due to the coronavirus. The last time it happened in 2016, Ronaldo led Portugal to the Championship, their very first European Cup title. People have praised that the Euro 2016 triumph is his greatest achievement and that this has claimed him as the best player in the world.