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.
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.
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.