The Italian footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a special shirt for breaking Brazil legend,Pele’s goalscoring record of 767 goals.
The Juventus and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo overtook the Brazilian’s total goals last weekend by scoring an hat-trick in his side’s 3-1 victory against Cagliari to take his own overall goals to 770 goals.
Before their fixture with Benevento on Sunday March 21, in which they lost the match 1 – 0 at home, Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a shirt with ‘G.O.A.T 770’ written on the back, stating that the Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the ‘Greatest Of All Time’.
The shirt was handed over to him by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.
On achieving a good thing during his career, Cristiano Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: ‘Today, as I reach the 770th official goal in my professional career, my first words go straight to the football legend Pele.
‘There’s no player in the world who hasn’t been raised listening to stories about his own games, his goals and his achievements, and I’m not excepted.
‘And for this reason, I’m really filled with joy and pride as I appreciate 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.’
Pele then responded to Ronaldo’s comments, posting: ‘Congratulations to you on breaking my record of goal scoring in official matches.
‘I really admire you a lot, I love watching you play and this is something i can keep secret to anyone.The only regret I have is not being able to give you a hug today.’
Cristiano Ronaldo goals includes 668 at club level, including 188 for Manchester United and 450 for Real Madrid, while he has also scored 120 international goals for Portugal.
BREAKDOWN OF CRISTIANO RONALDO’S GOALS
Right foot – 491
Left foot – 143
Headers – 134
Others – 2