Pele congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo on breaking his most goals record, ‘I admire you’
Pele – Cristiano Ronaldo – Most Goals in Football Record: Football legend and 3-time World Cup winner Pele on Sunday congratulated Juventus forward…
Pele – Cristiano Ronaldo – Most Goals in Football Record: Football legend and 3-time World Cup winner Pele on Sunday congratulated Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo on breaking his most goals record. Portugal forward scored a hat-trick against Cagliari in a Serie A match on Sunday that took him past the Brazilian legend’s tally of goals.
Ronaldo took his career goals tally to 770. He was earlier level with Pele with 767 goals.
Pele hopped to Instagram to congratulate the Euro Cup winner saying, “Life is a solo flight. Each makes his own journey. And what a beautiful journey you are having. I admire you a lot, I love watching you play and this is no secret to anyone.”
“Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches.”
Ronaldo officially breaks Pele’s Most Goals Record and accepts the recognition
Following the game against Cagliari, Ronaldo said why he is acknowledged the record.
“The last few weeks were filled with news and stats considering me the world’s top scorer in football history, overcoming Pele’s 757 official goals,” he said. “Although I’m thankful for that recognition, now it’s time for me to explain why I didn’t acknowledge that record until this moment.
Ever-lasting and unconditional admiration for Pele
“My ever-lasting and unconditional admiration for mister, Edson Arantes do Nascimento [Pele], such as the respect that I have for mid-20th century football, led me to take into account his 767 score, assuming his nine goals for Sao Paulo State Team, as well as his single goal for the Brazilian Military Team, as official goals. The world has changed since then and football has changed as well, but this doesn’t mean that we can just erase history according to our interests.
“Today, as I reach the 770th official goal in my professional career, my first words go straight to Pele. There’s no player in the world who hasn’t been raised listening to stories about his games, his goals and his achievements, and I’m no exception. And for that reason, I’m filled with joy and pride as I acknowledge the goal that puts me on top of the world’s goalscoring list, overcoming Pele’s record, something that I could never have dreamed of while growing up as a child from Madeira.”
Juventus reaches third in Serie A points table
In the league, Ronaldo’s hat-trick helped Juventus clinch a 3-1 victory over Cagliari. They are now three points clear of fourth-placed Atlanta and only a point behind to 2nd place AC Milan. Inter Milan is on top of the Serie A list with 65 points.
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