Cristiano Ronaldo equals a record from 1948


At the age of 35 years and 166 days, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the oldest player to score more than 30 goals in one of the five top European leagues since 1948.

With his brace in Juventus’ 2-1 win over Lazio, he broke another record in his pursuit of Ciro Immobile and Robert Lewandowski as he looks to become the top scorer in Serie A and Europe respectively.

It was Ronnie Rooke who registered this record back in 1948 when he broke the 30-goal barrier as an Arsenal player at the age of 36 years and 146 days.


Cristiano also became the first player to score more than 50 goals in three of the top European competitions.

At Manchester United, he netted 84 and mustered another 312 in Spain with Real Madrid before moving to Italy, where he has scored 51 times.

No player has ever needed fewer games than the Portuguese superstar (61) to reach 50 goals in Serie A.