Cristiano Ronaldo has broken all kinds of records over the years, however the Portuguese superstar has now become the first player to register 400 goals across Europe’s top five leagues. The Juventus man even beat rival Lionel Messi to the prize, with the Argentine magician currently at 389 for Barcelona. Ronaldo, who signed for the Old Lady from Real Madrid over the summer, scored Juve’s goal in a 1-1 home draw with Genoa over the weekend, taking his Serie A tally to five for the season.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid man first caught the attention of fans around Europe with his early displays for Sporting in his homeland, before securing a big money move to Old Trafford back in 2003. Under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo would go on to score 84 times in the Premier League, lifting the top-flight trophy three times in the process, along with the UEFA Champions League in 2008. Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford this week, with Juventus taking on Manchester United in Europe’s premier club competition, where the Portuguese star is 4/1 with bookmaker William Hill to score the opening goal of the game.
Having long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, Ronaldo signed for the Spanish giants for a then world record fee in 2009, where he fired 311 La Liga goals for Los Blancos in just 292 appearances. Ronaldo would win a further four Champions League titles with Madrid, including three consecutive wins up until 2018, before the time was right to move onto pastures new. Juventus invested an estimated £88 in bringing Ronaldo to Turin, where the 33-year-old has recovered from a slow start to quickly become the main man in Serie A.
The comparisons between Ronaldo and Messi have long dominated the European game, however no matter which player you rate the highest, there is no denying the goalscoring ability of the Juventus man. Ronaldo beat Messi to recording 100 Champions League goals, whilst also reaching the 400-goal landmark before his great rival. Juventus have made an unbeaten start to their Serie A campaign, with a run of eight wins from nine matches leaving them four points clear of closest rivals Napoli. The Old Lady are the 1/4 favourites with William Hill to make it seven consecutive titles in Italy, with Ronaldo set to play a significant role.