Cristiano Ronaldo became the record holder for consecutively scoring in ten games for Juventus.
Serie A Goalscoring Streaks: Even at the age of 35, Cristiano Ronaldo cannot stop himself from making new records. This time around, the former Real Madrid player, currently playing for Juventus FC, broke the club record for scoring in 10 consecutive games in the Italian Serie A. He has now scored 20 goals in 20 games this season.
The previously held record belonged to David Trezeguet, who managed to score in nine consecutive games for the Old Lady back in 2005. Interestingly, Ronaldo is one match away from tying for the top spot held by Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella who scored in 11 games straight.
With a chance to tie the record against Brescia in the next league game and potentially set a new record for himself, odds will certainly be in Ronaldo’s favour.
However, his mind-blowing goalscoring run presents a perfect opportunity to look back on the top five goalscoring streaks in Serie A’s history.
5. David Trezeguet, Juventus – 9 (2005-06)
As mentioned before, the previously held record belonged to Trezeguet who scored in nine consecutive matches for the club. Before the scandal hit the club where their league title was stripped off from them and the outfit relegated to Serie B, Trezeguet’s goal-scoring exploits set the league alight.
The Frenchman managed 23 goals in the league and 29 in all competitions. He was also one of the few players who stayed with the club in the next campaign, where they had to compete in the second tier of Italian league football, Serie B.
4. Ezio Pascutti, Bologna – 10 (1962-63)
Before Gabriel Batistuta set the record and Fabio Quagliarella matched it, the previously held record for scoring in most consecutive matches was held by Ezio Pascutti. The striker managed the feat back in 1962, playing for Bologna, where he scored in 10 successive matches.
Interestingly, he played his entire career at Bologna, scoring 130 total goals for the club. He is one of the club legends and also represented Italy back in the day.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus – 10 (2019-20)
Ronaldo now sits just behind both record-holders and matches Ezio Pascutti after scoring in his tenth consecutive Serie A game. Even though Juventus suffered a 2-1 shocking loss at the hands of lowly Hellas Verona, the former Manchester United attacker maintained his brilliant form.
He now has a chance to be tied at the top and possibly set a new record, if he manages to notch yet another goal against Brescia next time around.
2. Fabio Quagliarella, Sampdoria – 11 (2018-19)
The oldest player in this list when the record was set is Fabio Quagliarella, who is still attracting eyeballs with his scintillating displays at Sampdoria. He managed to score in 11 consecutive games last season for the club, matching the feat previously set by Batistuta.
At the time, he was 36 years old and in a second stint at the club. He managed to score 26 league goals overall in the previous campaign, taking home the golden boot ahead of the likes of Ronaldo, Immobile, etc.
1. Gabriel Batistuta, Fiorentina – 11 (1994-95)
The legendary Argentine striker, Gabriel Batistuta, popularly known as ‘batigoal’ for his goal-scoring proficiency, set the record back in 1994-95 season, playing for Fiorentina. The striker started off the season and went on the score in the first 11 games of the Serie A, much to the delight of the then manager, Claudio Ranieri.
He managed to score a total of 26 goals for the side, but could not inspire a strong finish, as the club slumped to a 10th finish in the league standings.