With Cristiano Ronaldo’s 35th birthday coming up on February 5, the superstar footballer adds yet another accolade to his long list of achievements. Last month, Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new record by moving into the fifth spot on the list of all-time record goalscorers. This time around, Ronaldo matched a former Juventus player record by scoring in nine consecutive games for Serie A.
This record was formerly held by former Juventus player David Trezeguet, who scored nine consecutive goals in Serie A in 2005. This record hasn’t been matched until this past weekend when Ronaldo scored a penalty. Juventus later won 3-0 against Fiorentina.
The Portuguese star now enters Juventus’ all-time book of records alongside French striker David Trezeguet. Only one person’s record outdo this and Ronaldo could be on his very way to beat that record as well. Gabriel Batistuta holds the highest record of goals scored in consecutive games in Serie A with 11 goals. Batistuta reached such achievement during his spell with Fiorentina in the 1994/95 season.
📈 A routine 3-0 win vs Fiorentina made Juventus the first club to win 1600 Serie A games
🎯 Ronaldo scored a brace of penalties to become the first Juve player since 2005 to score in 9 consecutive Serie A games
💥 In 50 Serie A apps ➡ Ronaldo has 40G & 10A
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— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 3, 2020
With a few more fixtures left, Ronaldo may be ending the season by surpassing Batistuta’s unbeaten record. Fixtures against Hellas Verona away, a home match against Brescia and another away match against SPAL is what Ronaldo has to look forward to. That’s if, he wants to top Batistuta’s record. Brescia, may not be so much as an easy one as they are currently on a good run and are in form. But, nothing seems too challenging for CR7 as he will push to get it done.
Ronaldo is sure to score against Verona and SPAL as he did last season. He could be on his way to breaking Batistuta’s record or even out on 11 by the end of the season. So far, Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in ten games across all competitions.
Age 34, and still playing like he is in his early 20’s, it’s no wonder Ronaldo keeps on breaking new records. You can arguably call him the greatest footballer of all time or put him in your top 3 of all time. Either way, Ronaldo is leaving behind a legacy and shoe that will be hard for many players behind him to fill.
Meanwhile, Juventus are planning to restructure their squad over the summer with new signings. Whispers have it, that Juventus will buy Paul Pogba and Virgil Van Dijk. Van Djik is said to be offered a deal worth £150million over the summer.