Cristiano Ronaldo and breaking records go hand in hand.
Many speculated that when the Portuguese superstar left Real Madrid earlier this summer, his playing days would have peaked, and that the goal-scoring antics that he enjoyed at Madrid wouldn’t be so plentiful anymore.
Indeed, his initial slump did show a sign of worry, and even the most faithful of fans may have thought that perhaps Juventus had erred in making the former Manchester United star their most expensive signing.
Fast-forward to the present day, and CR7 is back on track. In fact, such has been the brilliance of the 33-year-old forward, that he has broken a record that had stood safe for over 60 years.
With his brace against Empoli on Saturday, Ronaldo brought his league tally to 7 goals in 10 games. This is the best start to life that a forward has had at Juventus since John Charles.
What makes this tally even more special is that Ronaldo has managed to better the starts of some of the biggest names to have graced the Old Lady.
Expensive signings like Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez, and Filippo Inzaghi only managed 6 goals in their first 10 games, while on a more shocking note, the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and David Trezeguet were able to net only 5 at that infantile stage.
While this is a feat that is dwarfed in comparison to some of the Portuguese star’s other records, particularly the kinds he broke with Los Blancos, it is a hopeful start to life nevertheless.
Much has been said about Ronaldo losing his spark. However, such numbers seem to indicate that he is merely adjusting to life at a new club, and that the formidable presence that his inclusion in any match-day squad brings is yet to falter.