Pele's unnamed 1,279 goals record still beats Ronaldo's 742 and Messi's 707

Pele's unnamed 1,279 goals record still beats Ronaldo's 742 and Messi's 707

- Pele has more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi but they are unregistered

- The three-time World Cup winner boasts of 1,279 goals if his exhibition and tour strikes were recorded

- However, the Brazilian legend still has the best goal ratio per game better than Ronaldo and Messi

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Pele's true goalscoring record has been revealed and he is ranked above Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Sport Bible.

The Brazilian legends' 1,279 goals scored during exhibition games and friendlies have not been recognized.

Notwithstanding, the three-time World Cup winner has 757 official goals for club and country, at the rate of 0.93 goals per game.

Pele's unnamed 1,279 goals record still beats Ronaldo's 742 and Messi's 707
Pele's unnamed 1,279 goals record still beats Ronaldo's 742 and Messi's 707. Photo by David S. Bustamante Popperfoto and Javier Mamani
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However, Ronaldo and Messi's record are close to Pele's feat with the Portuguese star on 742 and while the Argentine has scored 707.

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Their goal ratios are also behind the Santos legend with Ronaldo's goals come at the rate of 0.73 per game while Messi's is pegged at 0.81 goals per match.

At international level, Pele has scored 77 goals in 92 appearances for the Selecao but his 643 official goals for Santos is a world record for a single club yet to be broken.

Messi is just nine goals away from equalling the feat set by Pele and will probably break the record in what appears to be his final season at Barcelona.

On the other hand, Ronaldo needs just 18 goals to overtake Pele's combined club and country total which looks realistic.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has the most expensive private jet out of all the footballers in the world, cited on The Sun.

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The Juventus striker has been known for his flashy lifestyle and like every other footballer, the Portuguese star has in possession the good things of life including a plane of his own.

Lionel Messi is second and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the third player with the most expensive luxury private jet.

Legit.ng also reported that Lionel Messi's goal against Ferencvaros made him the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League campaigns, Goal.

The Barcelona captain was brought down in the penalty box and he took the responsibility in taking the penalty which he converted in the 27th minute of their Group G opener.

Messi is now the second player after Man United legend Ryan Giggs to score in 16 seasons in the elite competition overall.

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