Arguably the best player in the world, or at least one of the best, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Dantos Aveiro ‘CR7’ is nothing short of a living legend in the game of football.
Currently plying his trade in the Italian league, C Ronaldo has played for some of the biggest clubs and in the highest rated leagues in the world, smashing old records and creating new records in his wake.
The 5-time World’s Best Player, Cristiano Ronaldo, earlier this week added to his trophy cabinet when he won his first major trophy in Italy by leading Juventus to victory over arch rivals AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup.
The talisman – who made his big money move to Juventus from Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer, scored the only goal in the match to help his team become the Italian SuperCoppa champions.
Having led his former teams to cup glory in the best, we were not surprised that Juventus had to look to their new forward for the winning goal in the 2018 Italian Super Cup. This is not his first stint, and probably won’t be his last. “CR7” as he is popularly called has time and time again found ways to get those crucial goals for his different club teams in important final games.
We have put together a list of the top 9 times CR7 has helped his team lift the trophy by finding the back of the net in a Final match.
2008 UEFA Champions League Final
On this day in 2008… 😍🏆 pic.twitter.com/lHMBJtjiiR
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 21, 2017
It took only 26 minutes for Cristiano to find the net in his first UEFA Champions League Final match for Manchester United against Chelsea. Chelsea later equalized and the match winner was decided by penalties.
Although CR7 had his penalty saved, Manchester united still went on to win 6-5 on penalties.
2011 Copa Del Rey Final
Remember this Copa Del Rey final in 2011?- A very good one. pic.twitter.com/9eF6OEosGA
— Los Vikingos (@Madridthings) December 7, 2013
After leaving Manchester United in 2009, CR7 turned up the heat in Spain as he helped Real Madrid complete a local double by scoring the only goal in the Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona.
2012 Spanish Super Cup First Leg
Fc Barcelona victorious once more on the first leg of the Spanish super cup 2012.3 Barca,2 R.Madrid.2nd leg to come pic.twitter.com/Jt526PIu
— Mashadu Zim (@MashaduZim) August 25, 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the second goal in the first Leg of the 2012 Supercopa de España to put his side back in the match and hopeful of winning the cup.
2012 Spanish Super Cup Second Leg
GIF: Fast shot of Cristiano's goals vs Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup 2012 pic.twitter.com/V7Br6aQz
— SB (@Realmadridplace) September 9, 2012
He found the net again in the 2012 Supercopa de España second leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring the first goal as The Los Blancos ended the night by winning the cup on the away goals rule against arch rivals, Barcelona.
The 2014 UEFA Champions League Final
— عبادِي! (@abdullah_5_) March 29, 2018
Ronaldo wrapped up the scoring for Real Madrid in a thrilling 4 -1 win against fellow Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid in the Lisbon 2014 UCL Final.
The 2014 UEFA Super Cup Match
Cristiano Ronaldo menjadi man of the match UEFA Super Cup 2014 pic.twitter.com/kgAAlA47br
— Bola Manado (@Bola_Manado) August 13, 2014
Then CR7 grabbed a brace by scoring in each half as Real Madrid triumphed 2 -0 over Europa League winners, Sevilla in Cardiff City.
2016 Club World Cup Final
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) celebrates after Real Marid 4th goal
on 104min in extra time, Real Madrid 4-2 Kashima Antlers
in the final of FIFA Club World Cup 2016, at Yokohama, Japan 18 Dec 2016
Photo by Masahide Tomikoshi / TOMIKOSHI PHOTOGRAPH pic.twitter.com/ZSEXpC6PDn
— tphoto (@tphoto2005) November 22, 2018
C Ronaldo put in a superb performance by scoring a hat-trick to lift Real Madrid over Kashima Antlers in the 2016 CWC Finals.
The 2017 UEFA Champions League Final
JUVENTUS 1-4 REAL MADRID
(Mandzukic 27' – Ronaldo 20', 64'; Casemiro 61'; Asensio 90’) pic.twitter.com/5UeXadX55d
— Rita Wahyu (@rita_wahyu) June 3, 2017
Ronaldo banged in two goals against Juventus in the 2017 UCL Final, making history as the first person to score for 3 different clubs in 3 different UCL Finals.
The 2018 Italian Super Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lone goal helped Juventus lift the 2018 Italian Super Cup for the first time since 2015.
Ronaldo has now won a Super Cup in four different leagues 🇵🇹 🏴 🇪🇸 🇮🇹
.#SuperCup #SuperCoppa #Italy #Juventus #CristianoRonaldo #Ronaldo #SilverSports #Stv pic.twitter.com/rRjICkhMo7
— SilverbirdTV (STV) (@SilverbirdTV) January 17, 2019
After switching to another one of Europe’s top 5 leagues, CR7 continued in terrific form of scoring in Finals by heading in the only goal against AC Milan in the final of the Italian Super Cup match.
After claiming his first winners’ medal with Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is surely aiming to win more at Turin. Could this is the season the Italian giants will finally get their hands on the Champions League Trophy they so desperately see? Tell us what you think by dropping a comment below.