Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Pele’s goal record with 30 goals remaining

Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Pele’s goal record with 30 goals remaining

- Cristiano Ronaldo is now 30 goals away from breaking Pele's record of 767 goals

- The Juventus star will need to be at his best next season for him to achieve this

- Lionel Messi who has 717 goals is occupying fifth position on the table

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Cristiano Ronaldo who currently plays for Italian side Juventus is now close in on breaking Pele's goal record with the Portugal international needing only 30 more strikes to make history.

Brazilian legend Pele was among the best forwards during his active playing time considering the number of goals he scored before he hanged his boots.

Pele scored 767 goals in his career before he retired and no player on earth has been able to break that record ever since the Brazilian quit soccer.

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Even Diego Maradona did not come close to break Pele's goal record despite his incredible career before the Argentine retired.

But after scoring a brace against French side Lyon in the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo now has 737 goals and the Portuguese will be hoping to break Pele's record next season.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star will need to score 30 goals next season to break Pele's record which will be a great achievement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

On the table of the highest goal scorers in world football, Romario is occupying third position with 734 goals, while Gerd Mueller has 720 goals to stay fourth.

Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Pele’s goal record with 30 goals remaining

Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Pele’s goal record with 30 goals remaining (photo: Getty)
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Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is occupying fifth position with 717 goals although the Argentine still have the chance this season to score more goals in the Champions League.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo received great encomium from football great Pele who was impressed with his incredible performances which has helped Juventus win the Serie A title for this season.

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The Portugal international who joined Juventus last two seasons from Real Madrid has now won two Italian League titles with the Old Lady.

Brazilian legend Pele described Ronaldo as the best modern day athlete stressing that he is proud of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Last term, Juventus were sent out of the Champions League by Ajax in what was a painful defeat. They have also been dumped out from the 2019/20 edition by Lyon.

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