Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star's 11 incredible stats since the start of 2019/20


Cristiano Ronaldo is living proof that age is just a number.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has revolutionised the way we look at professional footballers, proving that the right amount of hard work can extend your career long into your thirties.

Sure, it's something that the likes of Paolo Maldini and Ryan Giggs achieved long before him, but nobody has been able to maintain form worthy of the top three players in the world at his age.

Ronaldo's incredible season

Just as it looked as though father time was finally catching up with Ronaldo when he first moved to Juventus, the mercurial forward proved everybody wrong with an astonishing second season.

If it wasn't for Robert Lewandowski setting the world alight at Bayern Munich, you'd have good reason to think that Ronaldo would win a sixth ballon d'Or if France Football hadn't postponed it.

But golden trophy or no golden trophy, it will require more than that to take away from what Ronaldo has achieved since the beginning of last season at 34 and 35 years old respectively.


Ronaldo's 11 incredible records

And on the back of his most recent achievement, reaching 100 goals for Portugal, The Sun decided to look at the 11 incredible records Ronaldo has smashed since 2019/20 began.

So, without further ado, bask in the brilliance of the great man by checking out his finest record, statistics and feats over the last 12 months or so:

1. First European to score 100 international goals

Ronaldo notched up his 100th and 101st goals for Portugal during the recent UEFA Nations League clash with Sweden, becoming the first player from his continent to do so.


2. Same goal tally as France and the Netherlands' record scorers combined

Yup, you read that right. Ronaldo's brilliant tally of 101 is the same as when you combine Thierry Henry's 51 goals for France with Robin van Persie's 50 strikes for the Dutch.

3. More goals than Portugal's second and third top scorers combined

Nothing underlines Ronaldo's omnipotence in his Iberian nation than having scored more goals than Pauleta (47) and the legendary Eusebio (41) put together.

4. Just eight goals behind the international all-time record

Ronaldo now has it within his power to become the highest international goalscorer in history, which is a record currently held by Iran's Ali Daei on 109 strikes.


5. 49 goals for Portugal in his last 47 games

But what makes Ronaldo's record truly astonishing is the fact almost half a century have come so recently. He boasts more braces (24) than any current Portugal teammate boasts goals.

6. Reaching 700 career goals

Ronaldo joined the likes of Romario, Gerd Muller, Josef Bican, Ferenc Puskas and most recently Lionel Messi when he reached the historic figure back in October.

7. Most goals in a season for Juventus

Yup, despite being 35 years old, Ronaldo surpassed the 35 goals that Ferenc Hirzer accumulated during the 1925-26 season to topple an almost century-old record.

8. Oldest player to score 30 goals in a top five European league season

At 35 years and 166 days, Ronaldo smashed another long-standing record, this one dating back to 1947-48, when he surpassed the precedent of former Arsenal striker Ronnie Rooke.


9. Quickest to reach 50 Serie A goals

Ronaldo reached his half-century in the Italian first division in just his 61st outing, overhauling the previous goal standard of Andriy Shevchenko in seven fewer games.

10. First to reach 50 league goals in England, Spain and Italy

Pretty self-explanatory, this, with Ronaldo boasting 84 strikes in the Premier League, 311 goals in La Liga and a cool 52 conversions in Serie A.

11. Double figures for 15 consecutive seasons

You have to scroll all the way back to the 2004/05 campaign, just Ronaldo's second at United, to see the last time that the great Portuguese failed to score at least 10 times.


Age is just a number

Astonishing. Simply astonishing.

It's not as though Ronaldo is crawling towards these feats having fallen off a cliff since his prime because, in some cases, the Portuguese is actually accelerating towards these achievements.

It goes to show that regardless of what you think about the never-ending Ronaldo vs Messi debate, you can't take away from what CR7 has achieved in the sport deep into his thirties.

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