Cristiano Ronaldo or Pelé? Who has the record for official goals

Juventus forward doesn't stop breaking records. 

Cristiano Ronaldo, Pelé
Cristiano Ronaldo, Pelé

Cristiano Ronaldo recognized his record of official goals in the history of world football and the Brazilian legend Pelé, former owner of that privilege, expressed his admiration for him through social networks. The Portuguese scored a triplet this Sunday in Juventus' victory over Cagliari and reached 770 official goals, surpassing the Brazilian's mark that, according to different sources, could already be considered beaten.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé.

"My immense admiration for Edson Arantes do Nascimento and the respect that I have for football in the mid-20th century, has led me to count 767 goals for him, taking into account as officials the nine he scored for the team of the state of San Pablo and the one who signed with the Brazilian military team. The world and football have changed, but we cannot cancel the story just for our interests",explained Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano, then, spoke directly to Pelé: "There's no player in the world who has not grown up listening to the stories about his games, his goals and everything he has achieved, and I am no exception. For that reason, it fills me with joy and pride to have exceeded his record, something that he would never have dreamed of while growing up in Madeira".

Pelé praised Cristiano Ronaldo

"Cristiano, life's 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's no secret to anyone. Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches. My only regret is not being able to give you a hug today. But I leave this photo in your honor, with great affection, as the symbol of a friendship that has existed for many years", wrote the Brazilian legend.

"My friend Pelé, thank you very much for your words, your affection and your friendship. You know that feeling's mutual. We keep this hug for when we can be together again and hopefully it will be soon! All the best and lots of health!", the Portuguese replied in the same social network.


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