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Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in every calendar year since 2002

Cristiano Ronaldo ends his goal drought one minute after Lionel Messi misses a penalty and his goal against Brighton means he has scored in every football calendar year since 2002.

Arsenal won the Premier League, Valencia were La Liga champions, Juventus won Serie A, Dortmund topped the Bundesliga and Lyon were were first in Ligue 1 when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first senior goal back in 2002.

Ronaldo has now scored in every calendar year since 2002.

Ronaldo really overshadowed Messi’s Knockout game vs 13 time European Champions by scoring a goal vs Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier league.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most match winning goals in Premier League 2021/22 despite going through his worst goal drought with 5 goals.

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The finest players ever to grace the game of football, Cristiano Ronaldo have been at the top of his game for the past two decades.

The Portuguese, started his professional career in 2002. In his maiden season at the top flight, Ronaldo appeared in 16 matches for Sporting CP where he netted five goals.

Ronaldo took two years to take his goals tally to double digits in a single calendar year. Ronaldo scored 13 goals in 2004.

Messi holds the record of scoring the most goals for club and country in a single calendar year. He netted 91 times in 69 matches in 2012. Ronaldo’s most goals in a year was also in 2012 when he scored 63 goals in 71 matches.

Manchester United United returned to winning ways against Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

United didn’t have it all their own way in the first half and were largely second best as the visitors controlled possession and had the better of the chances.

Ralf Rangnick’s side came out much better after the break and soon took the lead as Cristiano Ronaldo broke his goalscoring drought.

Ronaldo’s first goal in 2022 (bar penalty shootouts) came as a relief to most inside Old Trafford.

No one was more relieved than the man himself and he was clearly so ecstatic that he forgot about his trademark celebration, instead opting to knee slide towards the crowd.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 9 goals in the ongoing Premier League season and his goal against Brighton means he has scored in every calendar year since 2002.

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