March 15, 2021

Pele Congratulates Ronaldo for Breaking his Goal Record

The Brazilian football legend, Pele, has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo for surpassing his official goal record on Sunday, 14 March 2020.

The 36-year-old forward netted a hat trick during Juventus’ 3-1 win against Cagliari, which brought his total goal in official matches to 770, beating Pele’s 767 all time record.

Out of excitement, the hat trick master took to Instagram to celebrate his new record and acknowledge the role Pele played in football history, by posting a picture of himself alongside the Brazilian legend.

He captioned it: “Today, as I reach the 770 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.”

CR7 added: “And for that reason, I’m filled with joy and pride as I acknowledge the goal that put me on top of the world’s goal scoring list, overcoming Pele’s record, something that I could never have dreamed of while growing up as a child from Madeira.”

Pele responded and said: “Thanks for the affection, Cristiano. As you said, history will never be erased, but it is a pleasure to see you overcome my record of goals in official matches. Keep making me smile!”

The 80-year-old Brazilian added another post on his Instagram to specially congratulate Ronaldo.

He said: “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.”

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