On Sunday, March 14, Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Pele to become the top goal scorer in the world in terms of official goals. Many would find it confusing as Cristiano had already acclaimed himself as the top scorer sometime ago. The confusion was cleared by Cristiano Ronaldo in his Instagram post. Brazilian legend Pele is officially listed as having scored 757 goals in his career, but his disputed record stands at 767. Ronaldo on Sunday scored a perfect hat-trick and took his goal tally to 770 goals. Ronaldo has scored 668 club goals _ five with Sporting Lisbon, 118 for Manchester United, 450 for Real Madrid and 95 for Juventus. He has also scored 102 goals for Portugal.
Ronaldo wrote on Instagram “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. “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.
Pele also congratulated Cristiano in his Instagram post. The 80-year-old said: “Cristiano, what a beautiful journey you are having! I admire you a lot and this is no secret to anyone. “Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches. I leave this photo in your honor, with great affection, as a symbol of a friendship that has existed for many years.”
Although this season has not been much good for the 36 year old superstar as his Italian side has been eliminated from champions league last week.