There isn’t much that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t achieved.
Some of Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest raison d’etre include records and milestones as the Portuguese superstar relishes breaking the old ones and making some new, and ahead of the new season, we look at those he’d be aiming to script with Juventus over the course of the 2020/21 club campaign:
100 career goals for Juventus
After racking up his century with Portugal last week, Ronaldo will undoubtedly be upbeat to replicate the feat with Juventus too, as he’s currently just 35 goals behind the landmark tally. And given his scoring rate, even at this age, you wouldn’t put it past him to pull it off in the upcoming season itself.
Coming off the back of a phenomenal campaign which saw the star net 37 times in all competitions, he’ll be hungry for more. Even though it’ll be relatively harder to register similar figures again as he grows a year older by the end of the campaign, Ronaldo always loves a challenge and age is just a number for him.
Only 13 players have ever scored 100+ goals for the Bianconeris in history, so that’d be another unique milestone in Ronaldo’s career, but to do so in just three seasons? That’d be extraordinary!
All-time highest Champions League appearances
His most favorite competition, Ronaldo is often called ‘Mr. Champions League’ and rightfully so, for many of the Portuguese superstar’s best moments of his illustrious club career have come in this competition. And he’s also the record-holder in various categories.
Highest goalscorer, joint most hattricks, most Golden Boots, most home goals, most away goals, most goals in the knockout ties, most goals in a single season, most consecutive games scored in, and so on. In the next season, he could script another important record.
With 170 appearances in the competition, he’s just eight behind Real Madrid legend and ex-teammate Iker Casillas to become the most capped player, which can be easily accomplished if he participates in every group game as well as the round of 16 ties should Juventus get there.
Golden Boot winner in three of Europe’s top five leagues
Ronaldo has done his damnedest, but the Capocannoniere award for Serie A’s top-scorer has somehow eluded him so far. He finished third in the scoring charts for the 2018/19 season with 21 goals and was then eclipsed by Ciro Immobile last season despite netting 31 times.
He’s definitely going to take another crack at the Golden Boot in the upcoming season, and should he get third time lucky, Ronaldo will be the first-ever player to finish top-scorer in three of Europe’s top five leagues, having already accomplished the feat in the Premier League and La Liga.
The Portuguese star was the English top-flight’s most prolific during the 2007/08 season, netting 31 times for Manchester United, before winning the Pichichi trophy for the Spanish league’s best scorer in 2010/11 (40 goals), 2013/14 (31 goals), and 2014/15 seasons (48 goals) with Real Madrid.
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