Brazilian legend Pele on Sunday congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo on “breaking his record” of goals scored in official matches after the Portuguese stalwart netted a hat-trick for Juventus in 3-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A to complete a whopping 770 goals.
Newsonspot.com.ng reports that Pele, who posted a picture of himself and Ronaldo embracing on his Instagram account, wrote, “Life is 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 is 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.”
Ronaldo, took to the photo-blogging platform Instagram, as he said that he could now claim the record while adding he could have never dreamed of breaking Pele’s record. Ronaldo had matched Pele’s record of 767 goals on March 2.
“I’m filled with joy and pride as I acknowledge the goal that puts me on top of the World’s goalscoring list, overcoming Pele’s record, something that I could never have dreamed of while growing up as a child from Madeira,” Ronaldo wrote.