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‘The story is far from over’-Cristiano Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence after exceeding Pele’s record for the most goals in a professional career, assuring fans that his story is “far from over” after notching up another major milestone.

The Portuguese notched up a first-half hat-trick for Juventus against Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday, to further his lead at the summit of the league’s goalscoring charts.

The feat has taken the 36-year-old to 770 goals in all competitions across a trophy-laden career – but he has only now opened up on breaking Brazil legend Pele’s disputed record of 767, having exceeded his official number of 757 earlier this year.

In a Facebook post the Juventus ace wrote:

The last few weeks were filled with news and stats considering me the World’s Top Scorer in football history, overcoming Pelé’s 757 official goals. Although I’m thankful for that recognition, now it’s time for me to explain why I didn’t acknowledge that record until this moment.

My everlasting and unconditional admiration for mister Edson Arantes do Nascimento, such as the respect that I have for mid-20th century football, led me to take into account his 767 score, 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.º official goal in my professional career, my first words go straight to @pele . There’s no player in the World who 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 put’s 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.
Thanks to all of those who took part of this amazing journey with me. To my teammates, to my opponents, to the fans of the beautiful game all over the World and, above all, to my family and close friends: trust me when I say that I couldn’t have done it without you.
Now I can’t wait for the next games and challenges! The next records and trophees! Believe me, this story is still far from being over. The future is tomorrow and there’s still a lot to win for Juventus and Portugal!

Join me in this journey! Let’s go! 🙏🏽💪🏽

The player’s promise that he is yet to close the book on his career will only add further fuel to the fire surrounding his future, as his time with Italian giants Juventus continues to remain the subject of intense speculation.

The Bianconeri’s underperformance in Europe following Ronaldo’s arrival has led to rumours that he may be allowed to exit Allianz Stadium, or even moved on to make way for fresh blood.

But CEO Fabio Paratici has shot down suggestions he will depart following their Champions League exit in midweek and the player himself took to Instagram earlier this week to reaffirm his commitment to the club.


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