Cristiano Ronaldo reveals future plans after history-making Serie A title win at Juventus | Football | Sport
Ronaldo joined the Italian giants from Real Madrid in the summer for around £86million, and has scored 26 goals in 38 games since.
Although Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League by underdogs Ajax earlier in the week, their league triumph has handed Ronaldo yet another trophy.
The Portugal skipper has now won league titles in three major European divisions, which is two more than Lionel Messi, who has only experienced domestic glory in Spain.
Fans were given a further boost after the victory, as according to Goal, Ronaldo committed his future to Juventus.
He said: “Will I be at Juventus next season? ‘Mil per cento’ [1000%].”
Ronaldo’s rivalry with Messi has been widely speculated on since the Portuguese joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, and their goal scoring figures are remarkably similar.
The pair have scored more than 1000 club goals between them, and their domestic tallies are currently exactly level at 597 goals.
Ronaldo has managed his goals in 797 games in club football, Messi’s record is slightly better – 597 goals in 680 fixtures.
That amount leaves them both 53 goals behind Pele’s stunning 650 goals in 697 official domestic games.
Although Juventus may have secured the league title, Brazilian hero Rivaldo reckons that Messi should lift the Ballon d’Or again this season.
He told Goal: “I like him so much and I always say I feel so sad because he never won the World Cup with Argentina.
“It is an award he deserves because a world-class player like him must be a world champion.
“He has been scoring goals, giving assists and being the top scorer in La Liga for a long time and I think what he has been doing in the Champions League means his merits should be recognised.”
Although Ronaldo may not win the ballon d’Or this season, Massimiliano Allegri has named the 34-year-old as the ‘future’ of Juventus.
“Cristiano is the future of Juventus. He did very well this year and will do so the next,” Allegri said.