Ronaldo started 2021 with a bang as he scored twice during Juventus’ 4-1 victory over Udinese.
In doing so, he overtook Pele’s incredible goalscoring record of 757 strikes.
Ronaldo has now notched 758 goals during his illustrious career and sits second in the all time goalscoring list.
Ronaldo alongside Lionel Messi have arguably reached the level that seemed almost impossible in football with the two showing the sort of consistency that is rare and they have done so with so much swagger as they have broken numerous records set by the likes of Pele and the generation before them.
Well, there has always been a dispute between Pele and Fifa with the former insisting that he scored about 1283 career goals as opposed to the 757 officially recorded by Fifa. And the South American has taken to social media to aim a thinly veiled dig at Cristiano Ronaldo and Fifa with a recent update on his Instagram biography.
Officials figures are widely disputed but, according to numerous sources, he’s now just one goal away from Josef Bican’s tally of 758.
Here is what Pele post on Instagram
The Brazilian clearly specified that he is the leading Goal scorer of all time with 1283 goals as the figure quoted by the world cup winner as opposed to the notion that he scored 757 recorded by Fifa which leaves him well behind Cristiano Ronaldo in football goalscoring charts.
While most people would argue that the striker did score more than a thousand goals in his career, that figure is not officially recorded by Fifa which means that the Brazilian legend still remains behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Romario and Josef Bican as the highest goalscorers in the history of football.