Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally responded to news and statistics placing him as the world’s highest goalscorer ever.
There were arguments and suggestions that Pele was still leading in the chart with some websites crediting the Brazilian legend with over 1000 goals..
“My everlasting and unconditional admiration for mister Edson Arantes do Nascimento[Pele] such as the respect that I have for mid-20th century football, led me to take into account his 767 scores, assuming his 9 goals for São Paulo State Team, as well as his single goal for the Brazilian Military Team, as official goals.
“The World as changed since then and football as changed as well, but this doesn’t mean that we can just erase history according to our interests.
“Today, as I reach the 770 official goals in my professional career, my first words go straight to @pele. No player in the World 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.”