SPAL v Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo plays 1,000th game

Cristiano Ronaldo brings up yet another major landmark after starting against SPAL in Serie A.

Ronaldo 1,000: Juventus star set for landmark appearance

Cristiano Ronaldo made his 1,000th appearance for club and country when he took to the field for Juventus against SPAL in Serie A on Saturday.

The Portugal superstar was named in Maurizio Sarri's starting XI after being rested for the 2-0 win over Brescia last weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo starts against SPAL to hit 1,000 games

The 35-year-old came through the warm-up unscathed to bring up his incredible landmark and seek to add to his tally of 724 goals. 

It's the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's 73rd outing for Juve, with the bulk of his matches having come for Real Madrid (438).

Manchester United sit second on that list (292), with 31 of his games coming for Sporting CP, a further two for Sporting B and 164 for his country.