[Sport] Brazil Legend, Pele congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo for breaking his record


Brazilian legend Pele has congratulated Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for ‘breaking his record’ of goals scored in official matches.

Ronaldo bagged a hat trick as Juve ran 3-1 winners over Cagliari on Sunday to bring his total goal tally to 770 goals; the outing surpassing Pele’s record of 767.

Taking to Instagram, Ronaldo wrote: “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.”

80-year-old Pele, the only player in history to win three World Cups, took to Instagram by saying: “Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches. I admire you a lot, I love watching you play and this is no secret to anyone. My only regret is not being able to give you a hug today.

“Cristiano life is a solo flight. Each makes his own journey. And what a beautiful journey you are having!”

Ronaldo’s goals include 668 for club sides – five with Sporting Lisbon, 118 for Manchester United, 450 for Real Madrid, and 95 for Juventus. He has also scored 120 for Portugal.


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