Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely a player that has created lots of impact since the history of football. From his early days at Sporting Lisbon, his move to Manchester United, and his diverse conquest at Real Madrid, he is for sure one of the greatest football players you can find on planet earth.
His football career entails lots of broken records, and with his recent move to Juventus, the Serie A giant, Cristiano Ronaldo is ever ready to break even more records. In this post, I shall be revealing to you 10 records that Cristiano Ronaldo might be on the verge of shattering during his stay at Juventus.
10 Records Cristiano Ronaldo Can Break in Juventus
The 10 records which this great Portuguese football icon can easily break during his stay at Juventus in the Serie A includes the following:
- First Player to win English Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A
Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo can be the first player to achieve all these three titles. No player in the history of football has claimed top-flight titles in England, Spain, and Italy. With the fact that Juventus has won seven Scudetti in a row, there is a possibility that Ronaldo will be winning the next title with them in the coming season.
- Winning the Champions League With Three Different Clubs
At the moment, Clarence Seedorf is the only footballer that has lifted the Champions League trophy with three different clubs, they are Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid, and AC Milan (twice). Cristiano Ronaldo has already won the Champions League with Manchester United and Real Madrid, so he might be on his way to match the Dutchman’s feet by trying to win the Champions League with Juventus come next season.
- Winning Six European Cups
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League with Real Madrid four good times, plus the one he initially won with Manchester United, this makes it five. Only one player in the history of football has more, and it is none other than Paco Gento. The former Spanish international has six European Cups for Real Madrid between 1956 and 1965. One more tournament win with Juventus will make Ronaldo equal the incredible record.
- A Sixth Ballon d’Or
Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have both won the Ballon d’Or five times. Having trailed to Lionel Messi by four to one in 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed the prestigious title four more times in the past five years. It is quite obvious that he is among the leading contenders to win this year’s title, an impressive start to his Serie A career with Juventus could well make him achieve an unprecedented sixth Ballon d’Or title. This could also mean the first Juventus player to win the title since Pavel Nedved did in 2003.
- A Fifth European GoldenShoe
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the European Golden Shoe on four different occasions. He won it once during his time in the Premier League with Manchester United (2007 – 2008), and then twice with Real Madrid in Spain (2010 – 2011, 2014 – 2015), and in 2013 – 2014 when he shared the prize with Luis Suarez. However, Messi has won the Golden Shoe five times. Ronaldo for sure is ready to take the Serie A by storm, but it is worthy to note that the Italian Serie A has not produced a European Golden Shoe winner since Francesco Totti won it in the 2006 – 2007 season after scoring 26 goals.
- Most Serie A Goals in a Single Season
Gonzalo Higuain, a Juventus player, is currently the man who has scored the most goals (36) across a single Serie A season. However, as Cristiano Ronaldo is set to replace the Argentine upfront, a little magic from the Portuguese could also break the Argentine striker’s record. Though it could not be easy, as the 33-year old was signed to primarily win the Champions League for Juventus, this means he may occasionally be rested for Serie A games. Ronaldo has scored more than 36 goals in a single season on three previous occasions (2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2015). If he can do so again with Juventus, then he will be breaking another record in Serie A.
- Most Goals in all Competitions For Juventus
Scoring more than 36 goals in Serie A would also see Cristiano Ronaldo becoming Juventus’s top record scorer across a single season in all competitions. Ferenc Herzer currently holds the record after scoring 35 goals during the 1925 – 1926 season.
- Most Champions League Hat-tricks
To date, both Ronaldo and Messi have a staggering seven Champions League hat-trick to their records. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable scoring rate in the competition, he will be looking forward to edging ahead of Lionel Messi with his new club Juventus.
- Most Hat-tricks in Serie A
With Ronaldo’s ambition to break records, this task might be difficult but it is achievable. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that he could surpass Gunnar Nordahl and Giuseppe Meazza’s haul of 17 hat-tricks apiece. Cristiano Ronaldo would need to stay in Turin for the duration of his four-year contract and maintain an average of four hat-tricks a season. If any player can, I guess Ronaldo can.
- First Player to be Top Scorer in English Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A
Both John Charles and Christian Vieri have led the scoring charts in two of Europe’s Big Five Leagues. Welsh legend Charles was the top scorer for English First Division side, Leeds in 1957, and then repeated the feat the following year after joining Juventus. Vieri, meanwhile, claimed La Liga’s Pichichi award in 1998, after a stellar season at Atletico Madrid, before finishing as Serie A’s Capocannoniere in 2002- 2003 for Inter Milan. Cristiano Ronaldo is now on a mission to outdo both of them. He was the top scorer in the English Premier League for United in the 2007 – 2008 season and taken home the Pichichi on three occasions (2010-11, 2013-14, 2014-15). He is capable of breaking the record of being the first man to be the leading goal scorer in the EPL, La Liga, and Serie A.