Ronaldo becomes first ‘king’ of goals in three of the big five

scritto TPN/Lusa, in Sport, Calcio · 28-05-2021 01:00:00 · 0 Commmenti

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer to win the trophy for top scorer in three of the top five European football championships.

After being fourth in 2018/19, with 21 goals, and second last season, with 31, just behind the Golden Boot Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Ronaldo has come out on top, winning with 39 goals.

The captain of the Portuguese team has repeated what he had achieved once in the English league (2007/08), in six seasons at Manchester United, and three in the Spanish one (2010/11, 2013/14 and 2014/15), in nine seasons with Real Madrid.

In addition to Cristiano Ronaldo, four more players have managed to become ‘kings’ of goal scorers in two of the five main championships, in a list that includes Luis Suárez and the Dutch Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Ronaldo remarked on his latest success with a post on Facebook: “I’ve already said that I don’t chase records, records chase me. For those who don’t understand what I mean by this, it’s very simple: football is a collective game, but it is through individual overcoming that we help our teams achieve their goals. It is always looking for more and more on the field, working more and more off the field, that records eventually emerge and collective titles become inevitable, some being the natural consequence of the other.

“So, I’m very proud with this fact that has been widely replicated in recent days: Champion in England, Spain and Italy; Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Super Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Best Player in England, Spain and Italy; Best Scorer in England, Spain and Italy; Over 100 goals for a club in England, Spain and Italy. Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that I’ve left my mark in the countries where I’ve played, and that I gave joy to the fans of the clubs I represented. This is what I work for, this is what moves me and this is what I’ll always keep chasing for until the last day.”



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