The five-time Ballon d’Or winner made new entries into his extralong and extraordinary record book while helping his side get back to winning ways.
Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Juventus recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over Sassuolo in Serie A on Wednesday.
Sandwiched between Paulo Dybala’s second-half strike and Adrien Rabiot’s first-half finish, Ronaldo’s goal came exactly at the 45-minute mark. CR7 and Rabiot exchanged one-two headed passes before the former fired a left-footed shot into the bottom-left corner of the net.
Records and Ronaldo go hand in hand, and he made three new records with his goal against Sassuolo.
1. Quickest player to reach 100 goals for Juventus
It took the Ballon d’Or winner only 131 games to reach a century of goals for the Bianconeri. He is also the first player for the club to hit the 100-goal mark in less than three seasons.
2. First player to score 100 goals in three countries
CR7’s ability to adapt to different environments and tweak his game to fit different playing styles is second to none.
Ronaldo has now proved himself in three different leagues and has become the first player to score a century of goals in three countries – 118 goals with Manchester United in England, 450 with Real Madrid in Spain, and 100 with Juventus in Italy.
3. First player to score 100 goals with three clubs and national team
Not only has the Portugal captain reached the 100-goal milestone with three clubs but also with his national team, becoming the first player in history to achieve the incredible feat.