Pele has denied accusations he modified his social media profile to overshadow the record-breaking achievements of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The legendary striker, who gained three World Cups with Brazil, declared himself the ‘main objective scorer of all time’ on Instagram.
He claims to have registered a whopping 1,283 targets, however official information state the 80-year-old scored 757 occasions throughout his stellar taking part in profession, which ran from 1956 and 1977.
Juventus and Portugal ahead Ronaldo surpassed that quantity on Sunday by shifting on to 758 courtesy of a brace in a Serie A match in opposition to Udinese, whereas Argentina worldwide Messi broke Pele’s report of targets for a single membership by netting his 644th for Barcelona simply earlier than Christmas.
Regardless of disagreeing with the report books, Pele has defiantly responded to solutions he amended his Instagram bio within the wake of Ronaldo’s weekend double.
“I used to be accused by the press of getting modified my Instagram bio to overshadow these large stars which might be breaking my information,” he posted on Twitter.
“The bio textual content has at all times been the identical since I joined the platform.
“None of this could distract us out of your unimaginable achievements.”
Czech participant Josef Bican is formally recognised as soccer’s biggest goalscorer with an astonishing tally of 805, scored between 1931 and 1955.
Following information of Messi’s landmark 644th strike for Barca on December 22, Pele’s former aspect Santos disputed the variety of targets he scored for them between 1956 and 1974.
They launched an announcement claiming his tally for the membership was 1,091 targets, far greater than the 643 formally recorded.