Cristiano Ronaldo marks Juventus milestone with staggering stat
An absolutely sensational statistic.
Since joining Juventus in 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed to 98 goals in 100 appearances. Over the two and a half seasons he has spent in Turin, Ronaldo has scored 79 goals, while making 19 assists.
Cristiano Ronaldo since joining Juventus:
Truly remarkable 👑 🙌 pic.twitter.com/e0BCMoCLi4
— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuveEN) December 13, 2020
He might be 35 years old, but Ronaldo is showing no signs of slowing down.
In Juve's latest game against Genoa, Ronaldo contributed two goals from the penalty spot. Paulo Dybala grabbed the other goal in a 3-1 win, which put the Turin outfit level on points with third place Napoli.
Andrea Pirlo's men are just three points behind overall league leaders Milan.
Ronaldo also netted twice midweek against Barcelona. Former Barca midfielder Arthur, who joined Juventus from the Catalan giants in the summer, has spoken of the extreme dedication displayed by Ronaldo in Turin.
Speaking to Marca, Arthur said: "I already knew it because people talk, the world of football is small and they tell you about it.
"There are days when we get back at two in the morning because we played late and he starts training.
"Who does that? Cristiano. I joke and tell him that he is sick, but what are you going to say to someone who has so many Ballons d'Or. Mentally he is very strong."
With Juve's victory over Genoa, Ronaldo also became the first player this millennium to be on the winning side of 400 games.
400 - #CristianoRonaldo become the first player to reach 400 wins in the top-5 European League in 2000s. Lionel Messi is second in this ranking with 365 wins (Buffon third, 350). Winner.#GenoaJuve pic.twitter.com/otJ5vWuuzy
— OptaPaolo 🏆 (@OptaPaolo) December 13, 2020
Lionel Messi is in second place, winning 365 times, while Ronaldo's Juve teammate Gianluigi Buffon has seen his teams win on 350 occasions.
Ronaldo was part of the Juve squad that lifted the Serie A title in 2018-19 and again in 2019-20.
The Portuguese enjoys legendary status at all three of his previous clubs - Sporting, Man Utd and Real Madrid. But he's quickly putting his name down in Juventus folklore, too.
With his 79 goals, only Argentine Omar Sivori (84) and Felice Borel (80) have scored more than Cristiano Ronaldo in their first 100 Juventus appearances.