Comparing Ronaldo’s last seasons at Juventus, Real Madrid and Man Utd

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Cristiano Ronaldo presents his European Golden Boot at Old Trafford. October 2008.

After declaring his desire to leave Juventus near the end of the summer transfer window, Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a return to Manchester United, the club that took him in as a teenager and helped him become one of the most dangerous players in the world.

On a collective level, Ronaldo’s final campaign in Italy was not a rip-roaring success. Juve did win the Coppa Italia, but they came a disappointing fourth in Serie A and went out of the Champions League to Porto.

But that does not necessarily mean that Ronaldo’s 2020-21 season was a poor one for him individually.

Here, we’ve looked at how his numbers stacked up in that final season in Turin and how they compare to his final season with Real Madrid in 2017-18 and his last for Manchester United from his first spell at Old Trafford, the 2008-09 campaign.


Games: 44
Starts: 41
Sub appearances: 3

Goals: 36
Assists: 4

Penalties scored: 9

Minutes per goal: 104
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 139
Minutes per goal or assist: 94

Trophies won: 2 (Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana)

Real Madrid

Games: 44
Starts: 42
Sub appearances: 2

Goals: 44
Assists: 8

Penalties scored: 7

Minutes per goal: 84
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 99
Minutes per goal or assist: 71

Trophies won: 4 (Champions League, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup)

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Manchester United

Games: 53
Starts: 48
Sub appearances: 5

Goals: 26
Assists: 12

Penalties scored: 5

Minutes per goal: 166
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 206
Minutes per goal or assist: 114

Trophies won: 4 (Premier League, League Cup, Community Shield, FIFA Club World Cup)

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