Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese star has now scored in 19 consecutive top-flight seasons

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese star has now scored in 19 consecutive top-flight seasons

- Cristiano Ronaldo won’t stop setting the records and shattering the statistics

- The Juventus striker scored in his side’s 3-0 thumping of Sampdoria in their season opener

- Ronaldo has now scored in 19 consecutive top-flight league seasons

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Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in 19 consecutive top-flight league season after he found the back of the net in the Italia Serie A on Sunday, September 21 against Sampdoria.

The 35-year-old who was denied on several occasions eventually fired home his side’s third goal of the game after Dejan Kulusevski and Leonardo Bonucci had taken the game beyond the visitors.

Ronaldo’s goal came just two minutes from time after Aaron Ramsey’s pass had split the visitors' defence towards the Portuguese who fired home to the far corner in style to make it 3-0 with Juve grabbing all three points in their season opener.

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The goal means Ronaldo reaches yet another milestone as he has now scored in 19 consecutive seasons in his professional career.

His first professional league goal came during the 2002/2003 season during his stint with local club Sporting Lisbon when he scored on his debut in their 3-0 win over Moreirense.

And since then, he has scored in each of the 19 league seasons he has featured in, reaching yet another milestone of his breathtaking career at 35.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese star has now scored in 19 consecutive top-flight seasons
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal with team-mates. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And this is coming barely 24 hours that the former Real Madrid and Manchester United talisman took to his official social media account to flaunt the new IFFHS world's best international top-scorer trophy he just won.

It becomes the fourth time that the Portugal international will be winning the award in his career thank to his superb performances for Juventus last term.

Ronaldo has been in top form lately becoming the second player in the history of the game to score 100 international goals.

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The five-time Ballon d’Or-winner scored his ninth hat-trick when he made a comeback for Portugal in November 2019. The hat-trick made it 99 international goals.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi is the latest billionaire sportsman and the second among footballers after rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 33-year-old has made the eight digits playing for his boyhood club Barcelona and there is simply nothing Messi cannot buy with his hard-earned money.

The Argentine who rakes in £98million pounds as total income every year will surely have the good things of life at the tip of his fingers.

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