Cristiano Ronaldo might be 35, but the Juventus superstar just keeps setting records.
We’re all waiting for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to start slowing down, yet at this rate, another Ballon d’Or seems more likely.
How much longer can Ronaldo keep this up?!Getty Images – Getty
The Portugal icon made it 15 goals in Serie A this season with his stoppage time strike during Juve’s 3-1 win over Sassulo.
It was only the 16th match of the season, meaning Ronaldo has now made the joint-fastest start to a league campaign by any player in Juventus history.
The last player to score 15 goals in the Old Lady’s opening 16 league games was Welshman John Charles’, who did so 63 years ago during the 1957/58 campaign.
Charles, who also played for Leeds and Roma, died aged 72 in 2004. He was nicknamed the ‘Gentle Giant’ and bagged more than 100 goals for Juventus over a five-year spell.
We won’t stop seeing this celebration any time soonGetty Images – Getty
Ronaldo’s feat is made even more impressive by the fact he has only featured in 13 of those opening 16 matches.
The forward was out for two fixtures after contracting coronavirus, rested for another, and also came off the bench in one.
In more positive news for Ronaldo, Arsenal midfielder and former Real Madrid teammate Mesut Ozil recently ranked him above long-time rival Lionel Messi.
Messi has proven himself to be one of the best ever in Spain, but Ronaldo was always the best in every country he’s played in! https://t.co/OfsWqNLedM
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 11, 2021