MADRID, NETRALNEWS.COM – Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or better known as Pele, has congratulated Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo. The congratulation was given by the 76-year old living legend following the success of Ronaldo in increasing the number of goals made at the international level.
Ronaldo’s hat-trick when Portugal beat the Faroe Islands in the 2018 World Cup qualifying round on Thursday (8/31/2017), has brought the 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar in the list of the top five international top scorers with a score of 78 goals, one goal more than Pele.
"Congratulations to Cristiano who is now on the top five international elite scorers list. Once again, congratulations, "Pele said in his post on his official Twitter account.
As it is known, with 78 international goals, Ronaldo now occupies the top five position alongside the Iraqi striker in the era of 1976-1990, Hussein Saeed. Meanwhile, ranked fourth occupied by Zambia attacker in the period 1968-1980, Godfrey Chitalu recorded recorded 79 goals.
In the top three entrenched the former Japanese national team striker in the period 1964-1977, Kunishige Kamamoto who scored 80 goals. Meanwhile, other Madrid legend, Ferenc Puskas still ranks second with a notch of 84 goals. Meanwhile, the position of top international level scorer to date still occupied by Iranian football legend Ali Daei, who recorded 109 goals from 149 matches.