Cristiano Ronaldo has been the first player in Juventus history to cross 100 goals with the side, having accomplished the feat by the end of his third season in Turin.
Ronaldo hit the milestone with a goal just before halftime against Sassuolo in Serie A action on Wednesday, giving his team a two-goal advantage at the break. The Portugal international has scored 100 goals in 131 games for Juventus, becoming the first Juve player to do so in fewer than three seasons.
Just Omar Sivori and Roberto Baggio had reached the 100-goal plateau in fewer than five seasons prior to Wednesday night.
However, Ronaldo accomplished the feat near the end of his third season with the club since joining Real Madrid ahead of the 2018-19 season. Furthermore, Ronaldo is the first player in history to score more than 100 goals for three different clubs as well as his national team, having done so with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Portugal. The Portuguese star has one year left on his deal after this season, and there has been much talk about his future.
📆 2018-19: 28 goals
📆 2019-20: 37 goals
📆 2020-21: 35 goals*
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— Goal (@goal) May 12, 2021
Ronaldo led Juventus to Serie A titles in his first two seasons with the club, but he is yet to guide them to Champions League glory, and this season’s league campaign sees Juve fighting for a top-four slot.
He has been linked with a return to Spain, as well as a second stint at Manchester United or a move to Major League Soccer. Any departure, though, would necessitate a team making a suitable offer to Juventus as well as paying Ronaldo the huge salaries he is expected to command.