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Cristiano Ronaldo: First to 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League

22 July 2020 | Serie A | Opinion
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Cristiano Ronaldo: First to 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League
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When Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for €100 million in July 2018, many believed that it was the beginning of the end for the aging megastar.

After all, the Portuguese had just turned 33, and leaving a club of Real Madrid’s stature suggested that he was past his best.

But Ronaldo has since proved that he is far from finished. In fact, he recently become the first player ever to reach the 50-goal milestone in Serie A, La Liga and the English Premier League.

Now 35, Ronaldo reached a half-century of Serie A goals by netting a double against title-rivals Lazio earlier in the week, putting Juventus on the verge of clinching a ninth consecutive top-flight crown.

The recent brace means he has now scored 30 goals in 30 league appearances this term, bringing him level with Ciro Immobile at the top of the Serie A goalscoring charts.

Ronaldo won three straight Premier League titles with Manchester United between 2006/07 and 2008/09, racking up 84 goals in 196 league appearances for the English club.

He then went on to guide Real Madrid to two La Liga titles in 2011/12 and 2016/17, scoring an astonishing 311 goals in 292 league appearances for Los Blancos.

It was difficult to imagine Ronaldo continuing to score at such an alarming rate in the twilight of his career, but the veteran isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The former Sporting man – who is also one goal shy of nothing up a century of international goals – has netted 51 goals in just 61 Serie A appearances since his move to Turin.

At 35, most players are either retiring or jetting off to China for one last bumper pay packet. But it feels like Ronaldo could still play at the very highest level for many more years.

His desire and appetite for the game is second to none, and that is what has kept him at the top for the best part of two decades.

Nobody knows where Ronaldo will go next. A stint in the MLS, perhaps? Or maybe a long-awaited return to Man Utd is on the cards?

Wherever he ends up, you can guarantee that he will continue to bang in goals at a frightening rate!

Predictions for Serie A

Home team - Away team Forebet
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Brescia CalcioSampdoria
01/08/2020 17:00
2
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AC MilanCagliari Calcio
01/08/2020 19:45
1
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Atalanta BergamoInter Milano
01/08/2020 19:45
X
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SSC NapoliLazio
01/08/2020 19:45
2

Italy Serie A - predictions, tips, statistics
Serie A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Juventus FC 83 38 26 5 7 76 43 33
2. Inter Milano 82 38 24 10 4 81 36 45
3. Atalanta Bergamo 78 38 23 9 6 98 48 50
4. Lazio 78 38 24 6 8 79 42 37
5. AS Roma 70 38 21 7 10 77 51 26
6. AC Milan 66 38 19 9 10 63 46 17
7. SSC Napoli 62 38 18 8 12 61 50 11
8. Sassuolo Calcio 51 38 14 9 15 69 63 6
9. Hellas Verona 49 38 12 13 13 47 51 -4
10. Fiorentina 49 38 12 13 13 51 48 3
11. Parma FC 49 38 14 7 17 56 57 -1
12. Bologna FC 47 38 12 11 15 52 65 -13
13. Udinese Calcio 45 38 12 9 17 37 51 -14
14. Cagliari Calcio 45 38 11 12 15 52 56 -4
15. Sampdoria 42 38 12 6 20 48 65 -17
16. Torino FC 40 38 11 7 20 46 68 -22
17. Genoa 39 38 10 9 19 47 73 -26
18. US Lecce 35 38 9 8 21 52 85 -33
19. Brescia Calcio 25 38 6 7 25 35 79 -44
20. SPAL 1907 20 38 5 5 28 27 77 -50

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