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Opinion: Ranking Ronaldo’s first three seasons at Juventus

July 31, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Earlier this week, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Max Allegri and his Juventus teammates in the pre-season retreat, as he prepares to begin his fourth campaign in black and white.

Whilst some transfer speculations still link the Portuguese with an exit this summer, most observers expect him to fulfill his last contractual year with the Old Lady.

The former Real Madrid man managed to set some remarkable numbers during his stint in Turin thus far, although a section of the fans berated him for some of the club’s failures in the past seasons.

So let’s take a look at Ronaldo’s first three seasons with Juventus, and rank it based on his performances from the worst to the best.

3- 2020/21

Perhaps most of us would agree that the 36-year-old’s last campaign had been his worst in the Bianconeri jersey, and yet, he still ended the season as the Serie A top scorer with 29 goals.

CR7 enjoyed some strong displays during the season, including braces against Inter in the Coppa Italia and Barcelona at Camp Nou, but some lackluster performances in other vital moments of the campaign (especially the double encounter against Porto) left a negative mark on his relationship with the club.

2- 2019/20

When it came to league goals, Ronaldo’s second season was his most prolific, and despite a tough period earlier in the campaign that saw him being surprisingly substituted by then-manager Maurizio Sarri, the legendary hitman bounced back to put up a solid campaign.

Nonetheless, that season somewhat lacked a marquee moment for the Portuguese, and in the end, his teammate Paulo Dybala pipped him for the best Serie A player award.

1- 2018/19

Although he didn’t score an enormous number of goals during his debut season, Ronaldo was the ultimate star of the show.

His understanding with Mario Mandzukic and the rest of his teammates grew rapidly, and he provided 10 assists throughout the season, proving to be a team player under the guidance of Allegri.

Moreover, his hattrick in the comeback victory against Atletico Madrid remains his most memorable performance with the Old Lady.

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    martinn August 1, 2021 at 4:04 am

    all of them disastrous, all of them damaging our dna, all of them sacrificing the whole team`s morale for one player to get records, all of them financially destroying our club, all of them worsening our performance in goal difference and adding humiliation in europe and finally in Italy.

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    Shashwat August 1, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    2020/21 was a team failure! Stop blaming CR7 for every damn thing. He was the top scorer in the league and yet Juventus failed to win Serie A because of underwhelming defense. Plus mention the fact that the midfield of Juventus is nowhere near the likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich in terms of creativity and quality! 2020/21 was a great season for CR7 in fact the defense was the worst last season. Now looking 19/20 Ronaldo again showed his quality vs Lyon scoring a brace in 2nd leg it was the defense again which failed to stop Lyon’s attack and in general Juventus conceded a lot in 19/20 season. Talking about 18/19 Ronaldo again showed his quality but the team in general didn’t step up! Del Piero your own club legend has said that Juventus is not good enough for Cristiano like the team has no idea how to use a player who has scored 750+ career goals. And still CR7 scored 100+ goals in 3 seasons playing with the most uncreative and static midfield in these 3 years. Whether you like it or not Juventus of 2018-2021 isn’t even 50% of Juventus (2015) and it’s not even a debate that Real Madrid of 2012-2018 literally outclasses the 2020/21 Juventus in every category. It’s funny how guys blame CR7 when the team it self is below mediocre except few players. But again you are a Juventus fan you won’t see the defects the team has instead blame CR7 for every little thing. And yes you won’t even approve my comment since I am speaking the truth. So yes this article of yours is pointless better write an article on actual defects of the Juventus team in these past 3 years rather than analyzing one player and blaming him alone shamelessly.

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    John Sultana August 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Fans should never quit the blame on one player when that player is onebof the best in the world,if he has not the good quality of players in the team to help him perform at his best when even in those moments that he found the net in a league to be successesful then it is wrong to criticise CR7, BLAME THE MANAGEMENT