Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo achieved several distinguished numbers during his Juventus match against Cagliari (3-1) on Sunday, in the 27th round of the Italian Football League.
Ronaldo scored Juventus’ three goals within 32 minutes, which is his third “hat-trick” since joining the “Bianconeri” and 57 in his football career with the clubs with which he played, and his country, Portugal, and is the second closest “hat-trick” to him from the start whistle, after the first. Against Espanyol after just 20 minutes, in 2015, when he was a player at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese star opened his scoring record at the “Sardinia Arena”, so that “Madeira missile” succeeded in scoring all the Italian Serie A stadiums, “Calcio”.
And Cristiano Ronaldo himself announced, in an official statement after the match, that he broke the record for Brazilian football legend Pele as the best scorer in the history of the round witch, with a score of 770 goals, which he scored during his professional career so far.
The Portuguese star published a statement through his personal account on “Instagram”, which is followed by more than 270 million people around the world, in which he said: “The past few weeks were full of news and statistics, which consider me the best goalscorer in football history, surpassing 757 official goals by Pele.”
Ronaldo explained: “Although I am grateful for this recognition, now is the time for me, to explain why, until this point, I have not recognized this record.
My constant and unconditional admiration for Mr Pele, like the respect I had for football in the mid-twentieth century, prompted me to take into account that he scored 767 goals, counting his nine goals for the São Paulo state team, as well as his only goal for the Brazilian military team, as official goals.
The world has changed since then, and football has changed as well … but this does not mean that we can erase history according to our interests. “
He continued, “Madeira missile”: “Today, as I reached the official goal of the 770th in my professional career, my first words go directly to Pele .. There is no player in the world who has not grown up listening to the stories of his matches, goals and achievements, and I am no exception.
He added, “For this reason, I am full of joy and pride, because I acknowledge that I became the top scorer in the world, beating Pele’s record, something I never dreamed of when I was a kid from Madeira.”
Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, is the top scorer in the Italian league, with 23 goals (his team has a postponed match against Napoli), 4 goals ahead of his closest Belgian chaser Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan striker.