Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes 1st Player to Win EPL, La Liga, Serie A Titles

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIApril 20, 2019

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after Fiorentina scored an own goal following Ronaldo's shot during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Fiorentina on April 20, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Isabella BONOTTO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ISABELLA BONOTTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo made more history on Saturday as he became the first player to win Premier League, La Liga and Serie A titles:


HISTORY FOR @Cristiano! He is the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A 👏 https://t.co/4o1qA3JmhB

On Saturday, the forward clinched his first Italian league title since moving to Juventus in summer 2018. The Bianconeri beat Fiorentina 2-1 to record their eighth consecutive title:

Goal @goal

Juventus are Serie A champions again 🏆 Imagine our shock 😉 https://t.co/eAR7RbhOtq

Ronaldo won three Premier League titles with Manchester United before his 2009 move to Real Madrid, with whom he won La Liga twice.

Juventus had to come from behind after Nikola Milenjovic put the visitors ahead just six minutes in, but an Alex Sandro diving header and a German Pezzella own goal gave Juventus all three points.

Ronaldo played a key role in Juventus' winning goal:

JuventusFC @juventusfcen

53' G⚽️⚽️AAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!! PEZZELLA TURNS INTO HIS OWN NET FROM @Cristiano's PASS!!⚪️⚫️ #JuveFiorentina [2-1] #ForzaJuve https://t.co/9BQDGdhAAH

The victory puts Juventus 20 points ahead of second-placed Napoli and means they have secured the title with five games left to play.

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The Bianconeri also set a new record, per Opta:

OptaPaolo @OptaPaolo

8 - #Juventus have now won 8 Serie A championships in a row, setting a new record within the top-5 European Leagues – surpassing their own current run as well as Lyon’s between 2001/02 to 2007/08 (7 in a row). Infinity. #JuventusFiorentina #SerieA https://t.co/DnDdK3jusA

Ronaldo has made a big impression in his first season in Italian football. He's scored 25 goals in all competitions to help his side remain the top team in Serie A.

However, there have been disappointments along the way. Juventus were knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Atalanta in January and saw their UEFA Champions League hopes ended by Ajax in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The club's exit from Europe's top competition left Ronaldo "furious" and prompted speculation he could leave Juventus before his contract expires in 2022, according to La Repubblica and Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Mark Jones at the Mirror).

However, Ronaldo said after Saturday's win that he will stay in Turin:

Fabrizio Romano @FabrizioRomano

Cristiano Ronaldo: "I will stay to #Juventus next season for sure, 1000%" 🇵🇹✔️

Juventus' failure in Europe will take some of the gloss off their season, although Ronaldo's achievement of winning the title in three different countries should not be overlooked.

They will now be hoping Ronaldo can go one better next season and bring the Champions League to Turin for the first time since 1996, having previously won the tournament with both Manchester United and Real Madrid.


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