Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo says he is ready for other challenges and assures ‘the story is far from being over’ after breaking Pele’s goal record.
Even at the age of 36,Cristiano Ronaldo
continues to break records after records. He scored aperfect hat-trick in Juventus’ 3-1 victory over Cagliari
The Portuguese has now scored 770 career goals and shared a message on Instagram explaining why he did not celebrate overcoming
’s 757 official goals record.
“The last few weeks were filled with news and stats considering me the World’s Top Scorer in football history, overcoming Pelé’s 757 official goals. Although I’m thankful for that recognition, now it’s time for me to explain why I didn’t acknowledge that record until this moment,”
“My everlasting and unconditional admiration for mister Edson Arantes do Nascimento, such as the respect that I have for mid-20th century football, led me to take into account his 767 score, assuming his 9 goals for São Paulo State Team, as well as his single goal for the Brazilian Military Team, as official goals.
“Today, as I reach the 770 official goals in my professional career, my first words go straight to Pelé. There’s no player in the World who hasn’t been raised listening to stories about his games, his goals and his achievements, and I’m no exception.
“And for that reason, I’m filled with joy and pride as I acknowledge the goal that puts me on top of the World’s goalscoring list, overcoming Pelé’s record, something that I could never have dreamed of while growing up as a child from Madeira.
“Now I can’t wait for the next games and challenges! The next records and trophies! Believe me, this story is still far from being over. The future is tomorrow and there’s still a lot to win for Juventus and Portugal!