Ronaldo Makes History by Scoring 20 Goals for 12th Consecutive Season

Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greatest soccer players to have ever played the game. Since his debut in 2002, the forward has broken a myriad of records, and despite having celebrated his 36th birthday in February, he isn’t showing any signs of stopping anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo during his presentation as a Juventus player in the summer of 2018.
Ronaldo Makes History by Scoring 20 Goals for 12th Consecutive Season

Ronaldo Celebrated Two Remarkable Milestones in a Single Game

On March 2, 2021, the Juventus player made his 600th league appearance against Spezia. The Portuguese striker also scored his 20th goal for the 2020/2021 Seria A season, meaning that he reached the twenty-goal mark for a 12th consecutive season.

Ronaldo netted the third goal in his team’s 3-0 victory on home soil. He concluded a rapid counter-attack after being assisted by Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. The first two goals were scored by Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and Italian winger Federico Chiesa.

Ronaldo and Bonucci celebrating the former's second goal during a 3-0 victory against Barcelona in the Champions Leagues 20/21 group stage.
Ronaldo Makes History by Scoring 20 Goals for 12th Consecutive Season

With this goal, Cristiano became the first player in the history of soccer to score at least 20 goals in one of Europe’s top five leagues for twelve straight seasons. The milestone allowed him to win another battle in his legendary rivalry against the Argentine Lionel Messi who is currently at 19 goals and is soon expected to become the second player with this stunning achievement.

Juventus Is Getting Closer to the League’s Top

The victory against Spezia allowed the “Bianconeri” to move within four points of AC Milan in the third position of the Seria A table. The Italian championship is currently topped by Inter Milan who is ten points ahead of Juventus, but the Turin-side has a game in hand.

Despite being in great form, experts aren’t convinced that Ronaldo will be able to help his side win their tenth consecutive Seria A title. The “Bianconeri” have been inconsistent throughout the season while Inter under the management of former-Juventus coach, Antonio Conte are showing a significant improvement in compression with previous seasons.

Ronaldo congratulating Italian winger Federico Chiesa for his goal against AC Milan in a 3-1 victory.
Ronaldo Makes History by Scoring 20 Goals for 12th Consecutive Season

One thing is certain, the remaining games until the championship’s finale will keep Seria A enthusiasts in absolute suspense.