This 21 Year Old Is on the Verge of Breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s Insane Goal Record

Published 12/12/2021, 2:15 PM EST
Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group A – Portugal v Republic of Ireland – Estadio Algarve, Almancil, Portugal – September 1, 2021 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Republic of Ireland’s Jamie McGrath REUTERS/Pedro Nunes


Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t quite need an introduction.The Goal Machine’s time in Italy with Juventus was incredibly prolific, and the Portuguese superstar holds the record (since 1961) for the highest amount of Serie A goals in a calendar year with 33.

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However, this record is in danger as an unlikely superstar has emerged with a knack for finding the back of the net. Fiorentina’s 21-year-old striker, Dusan Vlahovic has already scored 32 goals in 2021 and has been absolutely sensational for his club. Moreover, he has two more games to break Ronaldo’s record.

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Dusan Vlahovic and his incredible performances for AFC Fiorentina.

Fiorentina will play at home against Sassuolo on 19th December and then go away to Hellas Verona for their final league match of the year. If Vlahovic can score one or more goals in these two matches, he’ll have his name on the record, and with the way he’s going, no one will bet against him.

He has scored in each of his last five games for Fiorentina in the league, and he has scored a whopping 15 goals in just 17 league games, adding three assists to his total as well. If he keeps going on this path, he’ll break his own record for the most goals scored in a single season.

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Vlahovic scored 27 goals in 37 Seria A games and had two assists to his name. The Serbian striker can break his own record if he scores 6 more goals, and he has 20 games to do so, making it a surety that he’ll at least break his own record.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his stats in the Serie A.

Ronaldo is currently playing for Manchester United, but before leaving Juventus, he made sure that he’ll leave his legacy behind. The Portuguese superstar was 33 when he joined the Old Lady of Turin, and yet, the forward scored a whopping 101 goals in 131 Serie A games, along with 19 assists.

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He helped Juventus win a Serie A title and also saved them during Andrea Pirlo’s tumultuous last season in charge. Juventus finished in fourth place courtesy of Ronaldo’s goals last season and he ended up as the top scorer of the league.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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