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Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo Interact on Instagram After the Portuguese Maestro Broke the Brazilian Legend's Record

Arjun Singh Devgan
Brazil legend Pele took to social media to congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo on breaking his goalscoring record
Brazil legend Pele took to social media to congratulate Cristiano Ronaldo on breaking his goalscoring record / FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images
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Brazil legend, Pele has taken to social networking site, Instagram to congratulate Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo for breaking his record for goals in "official matches" after the striker netted a hat-trick in the Bianconeri's 3-1 win over Cagliari in the Serie A on Sunday.

"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. But I leave this photo in your honor, with great affection, as the symbol of a friendship that has existed for many years," Pele wrote on Instagram while posting a picture of himself and Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo too came up with a long post expressing his gratitude towards Pele.

The record for the highest goalscorer in football has been a hotly debated one since football's world governing body FIFA does not keep an official record of the list. Ronaldo was congratulated earlier when he reached 760 goals and supposedly surpassed the record set by Austro-Czech striker Josef Bican. However, the Czech FA subsequently said in January that Bican's total was actually 821 goals, following a review of his statistics during a career spanning from 1931 to 1955.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's goals include 668 for club sides -- five with Sporting Lisbon, 118 for Manchester United, 450 for Real Madrid and 95 for Juventus. He has also scored 120 for Portugal. 

Pele who led Brazil to three World Cup titles, for his part has reiterated that is on top of the all-time goalscoring list with 1,283 goals over amateur, unofficial and friendly matches against top sides of his day.

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