“Ronaldo Has To Score Over 1,283 Goals” – Pele Reacts To New Record
Brazil legend, Pele says he was delighted to see Portugal star, Cristiano Ronaldo reach 78 goals for national team, beating his record of 77.
Ronaldo hit a hat-trick for Portugal in a 5-1 win over the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying match.
“I saw the goal, It was really special. It was a really nice play”, Pele told Goal.
“Of course, these are different times. But the beautiful thing about football is the goals.
“And I take this opportunity to send a big greeting to Cristiano Ronaldo for that victory.
“Now he has to score more than 1,283 goals!”
Pele’s 77 Brazil goals came in 92 appearances, while the former Santos icon also won three World Cups for his country (in 1958, 1962 and 1970).
Ronaldo, who helped his nation bring home the Euro 2016 trophy last year, now has 78 strikes in 145 games for Portugal, even though he has never won a World Cup.