Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 770 goals in his personal career, expressed his feelings beyond the goal score of Pele, the'Football Emperor'.
Ronaldo led the team's 3-1 victory in a hat-trick in the 2020-2021 Serie A round 27 away match against Cagliari at the Sardinia Arena in Cagliari, Italy on the 15th.
On this day, Ronaldo scored 770 goals in his personal career (excluding club 668 goals, A match 102 goals, and friendly match goals).
After the match, Ronaldo posted an image of Pele and himself on his Instagram, admitting he had surpassed Pele's record.
In fact, Ronaldo scored his 758th goal in January of this year, quickly surpassing Pele's record (757 goals).
However, in the meantime, I haven't commented much on this.
Pele's record was 767 goals instead of 757 goals.
Ronaldo said, "I thought that Pele's record should include 9 goals scored by the Brazilian São Paulo team and 1 goal scored by the Brazilian army."
"There will be no soccer player in the world who grew up without listening to his story. I was no exception," he said. "So I am happy and proud to be the world's top scorer beyond Pele. This is something I never dreamed of when I was a child. Delivered.
He added, "Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this amazing journey. We look forward to the next matches and challenges. The story is far from over. There are still many victories ahead of Juventus and Portugal."
Pele, after seeing Ronaldo's post with respect, replied with congratulations on his SNS, saying, "Congratulations for breaking my official record. I respect you."
However, opinions differ as to whether Ronaldo over Pele is the number one goal ever.
This is due to the record of Austrian goalkeeper Josef Vican. The International Sports Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) scored more than 805 goals in his personal career, while Brazil's Placar Magazine reported 759 goals in April 2019. .
(Photo = Ronaldo Instagram capture, Yonhap News)