Brazilian footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, prominently known as Pelé, was instrumental in the sport of football back in the 1950s.
As a striker, the then youthful vigorous player scored more than one thousand 200 goals for both his country and his club side. Generally viewed as probably the greatest player ever, he was among the greatest and mainstream sports figures of the twentieth century.
The 79 year old has recently paid a tribute to Argentine and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. On Thursday July second , 2020, Pelé saluted Lionel Messi on reaching at 700 career goals.
The Barcelona forward arrived at the achievement in the Catalan club’s 2-2 home draw with Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Tuesday, 30th June, 2020. This was his 862nd official match.
The retired Brazilian hotshot said on Instagram:
“Tireless, wonderful and brilliant, It’s beautiful to see you play the game. Welcome to the 700 goals club. Thanks for being such a joy to watch.”
Pelé is the only player to win the World Cup multiple times, and holds the Guinness world record for the most career goals, having scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances, including unofficial friendly matches.
Messi’s count includes 630 goals for 724 fixtures for Barcelona and 70 of every 138 games for Argentina.
Meanwhile, Portugal and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo have also scored 700 goals, having arrived at the imprint while playing for Portugal in their 2-1 destruction to Ukraine last October.