Due to his beautiful words after breaking his record, Pele wanted to respond to Cristiano Ronaldo with his own social media message.
Even though we already spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo breaking Pele’s goal-record, the Portuguese forward revealed the reason behind his silence. As one of the most important players in football history, it was kind of strange not getting a single reaction from him. We can now realize that he didn’t believe the record was effective. At least not until last Sunday, when Cristiano scored a perfect hat-trick against Cagliari.
His touching message to Pele proves Ronaldo has the utmost respect for legendary players such as himself. We hadn’t seen a response from Pele on social media but he finally wrote some words of encouragement directed at Cristiano Ronaldo. Records are meant to be broken and Pele knew his numbers would get surpassed by a new generation. In his words, all we saw was admiration for an incredible talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pele treasures Ronaldo’s friendship.
We can’t forget that Pele has shared the stage with Cristiano Ronaldo before. They keep great memories of each other after filming a few commercials and after the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony. During that event, Ronaldo finally won his second individual accolade after a dominance from Messi where he won four consecutive awards. Pele was the one who handed the trophy to Cristiano in tears.
O’Rei feels like he cares about Ronaldo through this Instagram post: “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. “My only regret is not being able to give you a hug today. But I leave this photo in your honor, with great affection, as the symbol of a friendship that has existed for many years.”