Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed all the headlines this summer when he parted ways with Real Madrid to complete a sensational transfer to Italian outfit Juventus.
His life at the Old Lady may have initially begun slow, but the Portuguese superstar eventually found his feet now, as is now making the impact he was bought for.
Only last week, in Juve’s 2-1 comeback victory over Empoli, Ronaldo bagged a brilliant brace, scoring his 6th and 7th Serie A goals in the process.
And in doing so, the 33-year-old managed to break a long-standing record – one that has remained unchallenged for the past 60 years.
On Saturday, Ronaldo became the first player since John Charles to score 7 goals in his opening 10 competitive games for Juventus.
Charles, a Welsh legend, had achieved the same feat back in the 1957-58 season, and no Juve player since has managed to equal or beat that record – until Cristiano Ronaldo, that is.
World-class strikers such as Filippo Inzaghi, Carlos Tevez, and Gonzalo Higuain had bagged 6 goals in their first 10 appearances for the Italian giants, whereas David Trezeguet, Alessandro Del Piero, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic could only score 5.
After having set the record back then, Charles went on to end that campaign as the league’s top goal-scorer with 28 goals – a feat Ronaldo will undoubtedly strive to achieve as well, after having got off to a similar start.