Due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s beautiful words after smashing his record, Brazil legend Pele responded to Cristiano with his own touching message on social media.
Although we already talked about Cristiano Ronaldo breaking Pele’s goal-record, the Portuguese ace revealed the reason behind his silence. Taking into account that Ronaldo is one of the most important players in football history, it was somewhat strange not getting a single reaction from him. However, it’s obvious now he chose to be silent because he didn’t believe the record was effective. But not until last Sunday, when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored a perfect hat-trick against Cagliari.
The Portuguese emotional message to Pele proves Ronaldo has the utmost respect for the legend in making, just like himself. There was no response from the Brazil legend at the initial but he has finally written some words of encouragement directed at Cristiano Ronaldo. Obviously, Brazil legend Pele knew that his numbers would get surpassed by a new generation as records are meant to be broken.
Thus, in his words, all we saw was admiration for an incredible talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo.
Brazil Legend Pele Treasures Ronaldo’s Friendship
One thing we can’t forget is 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. In that event, Ronaldo finally won his second individual accolade after a dominance from Lionel Messi, where he won four consecutive awards. The Brazilian legend was the one who handed the trophy to Cristiano in tears.
O’Rei feels like he cares about Ronaldo through his 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.”