Cristiano makes history finishing season Serie A top goalscorer
Cristiano Ronaldo did not even play against Bologna but still ended the season as the leading goalscorer in Italy's top division.
Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Sunday as the Juventus star finished the season as the leading goalscorer in Serie A.
The 36-year-old was an unused substitute as Juventus beat Bologna 4-1 away to snatch a Champions League spot from Napoli, who were held by Hellas Verona.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 23, 2021
Despite missing a league game for just the fifth time in 2020-21, Ronaldo finished on 29 goals, five more than his nearest rival, Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.
Ronaldo has become the first player to finish as the top scorer for a season in Serie A, LaLiga and the Premier League.
The Portugal star won three Pichichi trophies while at Real Madrid – in 2010-11, 2013-14 and 2014-15 – and won the Premier League golden boot with Manchester United in 2007-08.
Only Lionel Messi (30) and Robert Lewandowski (41) have scored more top-flight goals this season than Ronaldo among Europe's top-five leagues.
Ronaldo has scored 81 Serie A goals in 97 appearances since joining Juve from Madrid in 2018, at least 10 more than any other player in that time.
Recommended in English
- TRANSFER MARKET Real Madrid: Palmeiras to slap €100m price tag on Brazil wonderkid Endrick
- SERIE A Vlahovic tipped to fill Cristiano Ronaldo's boots at Juventus
- CORONAVIRUS What is ‘stealth Omicron’ and where have the first cases appeared?
- US NEWS Who are the main candidates for the position in the Supreme Court?
- NFL Why is the AFC Trophy named after Lamar Hunt?
- NFL How are the Cincinnati Bengals preparing for the noise in Arrowhead Stadium?