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Brazil legend, Pele, has congratulated Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, for breaking his record of goals in official matches.
Recall that Ronaldo broke Pele’s record after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’s 3-1 Serie A win over Cagliari on Sunday.
The Portugal captain reached 770 official goals in his professional career.
Reacting, Pele, in a post via his Instagram handle, congratulated Ronaldo, adding that he admired the 36-year-old, but his only regret was not being able to give him a hug.
“@cristiano, 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,” Pele wrote on Instagram.
Pele had stated on his own Instagram account that he heads the all-time scoring list with 1,283 goals.
The 80-year-old and his compatriot Romario scored in excess of 1,000 goals during their careers, but those statistics include strikes in amateur, unofficial and friendly matches.
The former Santos striker helped Brazil to win the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
World’s highest goal scorer: Pele reacts as Cristiano Ronaldo breaks record