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Cristiano Ronaldo's historic title wins in England, Spain and Italy - in pictures

A look at how the Portuguese forward became the first man to win domestic league championships in England, Spain and Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Saturday when he became the first footballer to win a domestic league title in England, Spain and Italy.

The Portuguese forward completed his hat-trick with Juventus in Serie A after the Turin side's 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on Saturday gave them an eighth successive championship.

Ronaldo's other domestic successes came with Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Here is a look back at Ronaldo's involvement in those medal-winning campaigns.

2006-07 Manchester United

Ronaldo had to be patient, having joined United in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon and then having to wait almost four years to win the Premier League trophy for the first time.

He played an integral part in United's title success. He scored 17 times in 34 appearances as Sir Alex Ferguson's side saw off Chelsea to become champions.

2007-08 Manchester United

Arguably the 34-year-old's finest season of his career in England. He found the net 31 times in 34 appearances and helped inspire United to the title, again at the expense of Chelsea.

United also won the Uefa Champions League that year, with Ronaldo scoring in the final against Chelsea. He then missed from the spot during the penalty shootout that United went on to win 6-5.

2008-09 Manchester United

While not matching his goalscoring exploits of 2007-08, bagging only 18 this time round, Ronaldo still had a big impact on United claiming a hat-trick of championships in his final season in England before moving to Real Madrid.

He missed the start of the season due to injury, but scored twice against Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur in April to inspire comebacks when United looked to be heading towards costly defeats.

2011-12 Real Madrid

Ronaldo played a crucial role in Madrid ending a run of three titles in a row for Barcelona. He struck 46 times in 38 appearances – including six hat-tricks – to give Madrid, managed by Jose Mourinho, top spot ahead of Pep Guardiola's Barca.

In total, he scored in 27 of Madrid's 38 league games that season to illustrate his importance to the cause.

2016-17 Real Madrid

Injury meant Ronaldo was not involved in nine of Real's games that season.

But fresh from helping Portugal win Euro 2016, he still made an impact, netting 25 times in his side's title challenge.

They beat Barcelona by three points to win the league and then had the bonus of becoming the first side since AC Milan in 1990 to win back-to-back Champions League crowns after beating Juventus in the final in Cardiff.

2018-19 Juventus

By his standards, Ronaldo made a slow start to life in Italy after making his surprise move from Madrid to Turin in the summer of 2018.

It was his in his fourth game, against Sassuolo, that he got off the mark, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory.

From then on he did not look back, scoring 19 times in 27 games in a campaign that saw him miss some matches due to injury and also because Juventus rested him for some Champions League matches.

That did not ultimately work out for them as the club were knocked out in the quarter-finals by the Dutch side Ajax.

Have a look back at Ronaldo's successful title campaigns in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: April 21, 2019 01:40 PM

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