Cristiano Ronaldo is going home, not exactly but close, after 12 years the Portuguese superstar will return to Manchester United of the Premier League after nine seasons at Real Madrid and three with Juventus.
At Juventus, Ronaldo continued to show his scoring talents, netting 81 goals in 98 Serie A appearances, in total Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 games across all competitions. An unreal number in Serie A. Ronaldo scored more than 20 goals in each one of his seasons at Juventus an incredible feat considering Serie A is known for their tight games.
Some pundits have been critical of Ronaldo’s time at Juventus, something that based on numbers is not justifiable, Ronaldo was a huge success for the Italian Old Lady, we take a look back at Ronaldo’s three seasons with Juve and the championships CR7 won in Italy.
How long did Cristiano Ronaldo play for Juventus?
Cristiano Ronaldo played three seasons for Juventus, arriving in 2018, he originally signed a four-year contract and was the highest paid soccer player over 30. Ronaldo’s contract was worth 112 million Euros across the 4 years.
On the field things were a bit up and down. Personally, Ronaldo had no equal scoring 21, 31, and 29 goals in three Serie A seasons. Ronaldo won two Italian Championships in 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. He also won the Coppa Italia in 2020–21 and the Supercoppa Italiana in 2018 and 2020.
The criticism came that Cristiano Ronaldo was signed to help Juventus win the UEFA Champions League, something that did not occur, the furthest Juventus got was the quarterfinals in the 2019/20 season. While Juventus have been in rebuilding mode the last two seasons, Ronaldo was clear he wanted to play for a club that could win the Champions League, something his last-minute transfer to Manchester United clearly shows he felt was not happening at Juventus.