Ronaldo extends Golden Boot drought


Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to clinch the Golden Boot award for a fifth consecutive season, with the Juventus superstar being pipped to the 2018/19 Serie A top scorer accolade by a 36-year-old.

Ronaldo, 34, enjoyed a successful debut season in Turin, guiding the Bianconeri to the Supercoppa Italiana, as well as an eighth successive Scudetto title.

The former Manchester United superstar finished the season with an individual contribution of 32 goals (21 goals and 11 assists) in 31 league encounters, which led to the Portuguese superstar receiving the first-ever Most Valuable Player crown in Italy's top flight.

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In doing so, he made history by becoming the first player to be crowned the best player in three of Europe's top five leagues.

Despite this remarkable achievement, though, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who missed his side's final game of the 2018/19 Serie A season, once again came up short in his pursuit of the league's top goalscorer gong.

Veteran Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella walked away with the league's Capocannoniere award for his 26-goal haul, while Ronaldo finished in fourth position behind Atalanta's Duvan Zapata (23) and AC Milan's Krzysztof Piatek (22).

Scroll through the gallery to see the top six marksmen in the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.

Ronaldo, who posted his lowest league goals tally in over a decade this season, has claimed four Golden Boot awards in his career so far, once with United (2007/08) and three times with Real (2010/11, 2013/14 and 2014/15).

Since clinching LaLiga's Pichichi Trophy in the 2014-15 campaign, Ronaldo has been beaten to the league's top scorer award by Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and now Quagliarella.