Ronaldo recently clobbered Pele’s record with his hattrick against Cagliari
Ever since records and numbers have been started been maintained in the world of football, one record which has been long coveted is the top goal scorer one. While Pele long laid claim to that prize as he reserved his name atop of the goal scoring ranks, the record has finally shifted Cristiano Ronaldo’s way.
Ronaldo Breaks Pele’s Record
The Juventus player displaced Pele from top spot with his hattrick against Cagliari. Ronaldo’s three goals on the day saw Pele finally admit his record had been bettered after previously updating his goal tally on Instagram.
The Brazilian player took to Instagram to acknowledge Ronaldo’s achievement and contribute him.
“Life is a solo flight. Each makes his own journey. And what a beautiful journey you are having. I admire you a lot, I love watching you play and this is no secret to anyone.”
“Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches,” Pelle wrote.
Ronaldo also spoke about the hattrick and his crowning as the leading scorer in the fraternity.
“The last few weeks were filled with news and stats considering me the world’s top scorer in football history, overcoming Pele’s 757 official goals,” he said. “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.
However, its not only Ronaldo who has piled on the goals. The last decade has given us some exceptional footballers with a slew of them still plying their skill set out in the middle. We take a look at the top ten goal scorers in the world still playing competitive football.
Top 10 Active Goal Scorers
- Klaas-Jan Huntelaar: 408 goals in 734 games
- Edinson Cavani: 411 goals in 731 games
- Sergio Aguero: 422 goals in 771 games
- Sebastian Abreu: 432 goals in 850 games
- Ali Ashfaq: 464 goals in 544 games
- Luis Suarez: 500 goals in 794 games
- Robert Lewandowski: 542 goals in 807 games
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic 564 goals in 948 games
- Lionel Messi: 734 goals in 910 games
- Cristiano Ronaldo: 770 goals in 1,055 games