Ronaldo Overtakes Pele Official Most Goals Records
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, has overtaken Brazilian legend Pele‘s record of most official goals. The Portuguese international and Juventus FC forward Ronaldo scored two goals today in their Seria A game against Udinese Calcio.
With his two goals tonight, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the 2nd highest goal scorer of all time, and he has surpassed football legend Pele to climb second in the all-time goalscoring charts.
Only Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican has scored more goals than any other player in history with 805 goals in 530 matches between 1931 and 1955.
The former Manchester United star’s super-agent, Jorge Mendes, said at the time that his client would surpass Pele’s goalscoring feat while at Juventus.
The 54-year-old Portuguese football agent told Sky Sports:
“His numbers don’t lie and light up the overwhelming way Cristiano Ronaldo shatters records, which elevate him to the category of the best player in the history of football, with a big difference compared to the second [best] for all he achieved with the different clubs he represented, whether in England, Spain or now in Italy and also with the Portuguese national team.”
Mendes added: “Cristiano has reached the remarkable milestone of 700 goals, but I have no doubt that he’ll surpass Pele as the best scorer in football history, and he’ll do it with Juventus.”
Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Pele’s official goal tally 😎
7️⃣5️⃣7️⃣ Pele pic.twitter.com/PkflyyuMMY
— Goal (@goal) January 3, 2021