Sport: Ronaldo achieves Serie A feat last seen 59 years ago with brace in Juventus win

The striker scored twice against Parma to equal Omar Sivori, the last player to score as many Serie A goals in a calendar year in 1961.

Cristiano Ronaldo became only the fourth player score at least 33 Serie A goals in a calendar year by bagging a brace in Juventus’ 4-0 win over Parma.

The 35-year-old scored in each half as Juve cruised to a victory that moved them level on points with Inter and one adrift of leaders Milan, both of whom play their game in hand on Sunday.

Ronaldo equalled former Juventus forward Omar Sivori’s goal haul from 1961 – the joint-third most in a single year behind Gunnar Nordahl (36 in 1950) and Felice Borel (41 in 1933).

He could move further up the list as Juventus have one more league match to play in 2020 – a home meeting with Fiorentina on Tuesday.

Ronaldo’s 33 goals have come from 174 attempts – at least 67 more than any other player – giving him a shot conversion rate of 27.73, which compares to 28.26 for Ciro Immobile, who is the next highest scorer this year in Serie A with 26 for Lazio.

The Portugal international has scored 27 with his stronger right foot, four with his left and two via his head.

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