Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has finally opened up on surpassing legendary Pele's record of most number goals officially. After the Juventus striker struck a fantastic hat-trick against Cagliari, he took to Instagram to acknowledge the remarkable feat.
My first words go straight to Pele: Ronaldo
The Juventus forward had overtaken Pele's 757-goal mark during his side's 4-1 win over Udinese on January 4, 2021. Ronaldo did not open up on his remarkable feat. After the 36-year-old reached the 770th goal of his career with a fantabulous hat-trick against Cagliari, he heaped praise on the great Brazilian for inspiring him and all the footballers around the globe.
Ronaldo went on say that there’s no player in the world who hasn’t been raised listening to stories about Pele's games, his goals and achievements. The forward added that he could never have dreamt of achieving this historic feat while growing up as a child from Madeira. The Portuguese concluded that his story is far from being over and there is a lot to win for him for his club and country.
Pele congratulates CR7 for breaking his record
The legendary Brazilian was overwhelmed as he acknowledged the beautiful journey of Cristiano Ronaldo. The 80-year-old admitted that he admires the Portuguese and loves watching him play. Pele added he regrets that he can't give a hug to CR7 on this historic occasion but posted a photo in his honor and symbol of their long-term friendship.
Ronaldo was also quick to acknowledge Pele's post. He commented, " My friend Pelé, thank you very much for your words, your affection and your friendship. You know that feeling is 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."
Notably, Cristiano Ronaldo now stands on 770 official goals in his career. He has scored 450 goals for Real Madrid, 118 goals for Manchester United, 95 goals for Juventus and 5 goals for Sporting CP and 102 goals for his national side, Portugal.