Cristiano Ronaldo has now surpassed passed the 10-goal mark for a 15th successive season, making him the only player across Europe’s top five leagues to achieve this feat.
The Juventus hitman, who has scored five goals in his last four games, took his tally for the season to 11 in 19 appearances after scoring a brace to help the Bianconeri to a 3-1 home win over Udinese on Sunday.
“The most important thing was to win. This is how we should play, with confidence. Individual performances aren’t what matters, but the collective effort.” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia after the match.
10 – Cristiano #Ronaldo (now 11 goals) is the only top-5 European player able to score at least 10 goals in all the last 15 campaigns (since 2005/06, all competitions). Incessant. #JuveUdinese
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 15, 2019
Ronaldo scored the opening goal against Udinese in the ninth minute, netting from just inside the area. The Portuguese legend then doubled Juventus’ lead just past the half-hour mark.
Ronaldo began his double-figure scoring streak in 2005-06 when he netted 12 across all fronts for
Manchester United, following that up with hauls of 23, 42 and 26 before heading to Real Madrid in 2009.
With Los Blancos, the fewest goals he managed in a single season was 33 in his first year at the club. In every other campaign at Madrid he scored 42 or more, with his best being a remarkable record of 61 in 2014-15. Last season, Ronaldo managed 28 in 43 matches for Juventus in his first campaign with the Italian champions.