Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Juve Player in 60 Years to Score 25 Goals in a Season

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus during the 2019 UEFA Champions League, Round of 16. Photo by Paul Currie/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10152259da)

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo added another achievement to his illustrious career over the weekend. By scoring in Juventus’ 4-1 win over Torino, Ronaldo got to 25 goals in Seria A this season and became the first Juve player to do so in 60 years.

Despite Juve having some world-class attackers in recent decades, such as Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Baggio, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, neither of them ever managed to top the 25 goals mark in the domestic competition. Before Ronaldo, the latest one to do so is club legend Omar Sivori, whose 25 goals during the 1960/61 season helped Juve clinch Seria A title.

It appears that Ronaldo’s goals will help Juve win the title this season as well, considering the win over Torino almost secured them the trophy. They find themselves at the top of Seria A table with 75 points, which is seven more than their closest followers Lazio.

Cristiano Ronaldo had another minor achievement over the weekend, as his goal came from a direct free-kick. This was his first free-kick goal since he came to Juventus last season, and also his first after 42 unsuccessful attempts.

Ronaldo will now look to add to his goal tally, as he chases Lazio’s Ciro Immobile (29 goals) for Capocannoniere title in 2019/20. Besides 25 goals in Seria A, the 35-year-old forward also scored four more goals in other competitions.