Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo added not one, but two records yet to his glittering collection when he netted late on in the Bianconeri’s 3-1 Serie A win over Sassuolo on Sunday.
The Portugal forward’s goal meant he joined Czech legend Josef Bican at the top of the all-time goalscoring list with 759 official goals for club and country.
The Portuguese legend can break the record on Wednesday when Andrea Pirlo’s side take on Genoa in the Coppa Italia.
Danilo’s long range strike was cancelled by Grégoire André Defrel before Aaron Ramsey restored Juve’s lead and Ronaldo raced clear in added time to make the game secure against the 10-men of Sassuolo.
The former Real Madrid forward also became the only player to score at least 15 times in each of the last 15 seasons in the top five European leagues and has now scored in his 20th successive calendar year.
He could make it at least 20 goals for club and country in the last fifteen seasons if he scores five more times this season – a feat certainly within reach.
Ronaldo first hit double figures in a league season in 2006-07 when he was a Manchester United player, scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances and has not dropped below that tally in a full season ever since.
Ronaldo, who turns 36 next month had his best league season was the 2014-15 campaign at Real Madrid where he scored an incredible 48 goals in 35 LaLiga games.
His great rival Lionel Messi has managed to reach 15 goals in 12 consecutive seasons at Barcelona since the 2008-09 campaign, and with 11 so far in LaLiga should make it 13 this year.
Ronaldo actually scored his first Serie A goals when Juve beat Sassuolo 2-1 in September 2018, and he has now scored five goals against them in five meetings in the competition following his goal on Sunday.
The win moves in-form Juventus into the top four in Serie A with 33 points, seven points off leaders AC Milan who they beat in midweek and four points off second-placed Inter Milan who they face next in the Derby d’Italia.