Brazil football legend, Pele, has congratulated Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo for breaking his record for goals in “official matches”.
Ronaldo netted a hat-trick on Sunday, as they beat Cagliari 3-1.
“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,” Pele, who posted a picture of himself and Ronaldo embracing, said on Instagram.
“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.”
Since football’s world governing body FIFA does not keep an official record of who is on top of the all-time scoring list, it is a benchmark that is hotly contested.