- Juventus star’s goalscoring run is unmatched across Europe’s top-five leagues
- Cristiano Ronaldo sets another benchmark by scoring at least 20 goals in 12 consecutive seasons
- Ronaldo is the only player to score at least 20 goals in each of the last 12 seasons in the top-five European Leagues
The 36 year old Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo continued to raise the bar on Wednesday as he fired Juventus to a 3-0 win over Spezia.
The Juventus goalscorer was joined on the scoresheet by Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa as The Old Lady ran rampant as they looked to keep pace in the Serie A title race.
With the 83rd minute goal in the game, Ronaldo made history once again as one of the greatest-ever goalscorers of the sport.
With his goal on Wednesday, Ronaldo became the only player in the top 5 European Leagues to score at least 20 goals in each of the last 12 seasons.
The stretch began in 2009-10, the get-go of his journey at the Spanish supergiants Real Madrid, after he had scored a mere 18 goals during his last season with Manchester United.
The Portuguese star scored at least 25 times during each of his nine seasons with Los Blancos, hitting the 40-goal mark three times during his trophy-filled time in Spain.
Since moving to Juventus in 2018, Ronaldo has barely slowed down given his age, he has scored 52 goals across his first two seasons in Serie A.
He hit the 20-goal mark with his finish against Spezia on Wednesday having scored a further seven in other competitions so far this campaign.
The win for Juventus keeps them in third in Serie A, behind only the two Milan giants on the table. As of now, Inter sits on top of the league with 56 points with AC Milan four points behind them in second after 24 games.
Meanwhile, The Old Lady is set to face a major battle to defend their title as they currently sit third on 49 points while Atalanta are in fourth just three points behind them after 24 games each.