Cristiano Ronaldo added to his legacy by being the first player to complete the season as the highest goalscorer in three main leagues: namely the English, Spanish, and Italian leagues.
On Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to end the season as the highest goalscorer in three major leagues: England, Spain, and Italy.
The 36-year-old netted 29 goals for Inter Milan this season, five more than second-placed Belgian Romelu Lukaku.
The Portuguese forward was England’s leading scorer in 2008 with Manchester United, and Spain’s leading goalscorer three times with Real Madird in 2011, 2014, and 2015.
However, it is the first time in three seasons that the former five-time Ballon d’Or winner has led the league in goals scored.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 21 goals in his debut season with Real Madrid, and 31 last season, finishing second to Ciro Immobile’s 36 for Lazio.
On Sunday, he sat out Juve’s final league game, a 4-1 victory over Bologna that guaranteed a top-four position and Champions League eligibility for next season.
After their nine-year league dynasty came to an end this season, there was conjecture over Ronaldo’s fate with the club if they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2012.