Breaking goalscoring records seems to come quite easily for Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s hit the back of the net at such a constant rate in his spell-binding career.
He won the Premier League Golden Boot when playing for Manchester United in 2007/08 and won the European Golden Shoe in the same season.
Ronaldo became even more prolific after moving to Real Madrid in 2009. He scooped the European Golden Shoe on three more occasions (2010/11, 2013/14, 2014/15), while also winning the International Federation of Football History and Statistics world’s best scorer in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
And if it wasn’t for Lionel Messi, you can bet your bottom dollar that Ronaldo would’ve won these awards more.
But Ronaldo, who has 102 goals for Portugal and is closing in on the all-time record scorers for a national side record, does boast the all-time goalscoring record in the history of the game.
A strike against Napoli saw him overtake Josef Bican’s tally of 759 goals, however, whether Ronaldo has broken the record is disputed.
But there’s one pretty standard record, by Ronaldo’s extremely high standards at least, that has so far eluded him.
He’s currently top scorer in Serie A, something he’s never managed since joining Juventus in the summer of 2018.
His first season at Juve saw him win the Italian top flight’s Most Valuable Player award but could only finish fourth in the goalscoring charts with 21 goals. Fabio Quagliarella finished top scorer with 26.
Ronaldo improved hugely last term with 31 goals in the league but again that wasn’t enough as Lazio’s Ciro Immobile finished the season with 36 to his name.
The 36-year-old is on track to become Serie A’s top scorer at the third time of asking with 18 goals so far.
However, he’ll have a fight on his hand as Inter striker Romelu Lukaku is breathing down his neck with 17 in the league.