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Cristiano Ronaldo Is 'Better Than Pele' And The Brazilian 'Made Up Goals'

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is 'Better Than Pele' And The Brazilian 'Made Up Goals'

Cristiano Ronaldo's record as football's all time top goalscorer has been put under question but one pundit has dismissed Pele's apparent record, claiming the Brazilian has made up goals.

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Five time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, who has a litany of records to his name, became football's all time top scorer on Wednesday night when he scored in Juventus' Supercoppa victory over Napoli.

The goal was the Juve star's 760th strike, for club and country, and it was believed it took him past former record holder Josef Bican, on 759, but that's now been questioned.

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The Czech Football Association have claimed that Bican actually scored 821 goals in official games, leaving Ronaldo 61 goals short.

However he's not the only potential contender, with Pele and Romario also claiming to have scored over 1000 goals each in their careers, but that's not convincing some people.

Speaking on talkSPORT, former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy claimed Ronaldo was better than Pele and questioned the legitimacy of the Brazilian's record.

"I never saw Pele play; not many people did that are still alive," Cundy said when asked if Ronaldo was better than the three time World Cup winner.

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Ronaldo celebrates his supposedly record breaking goal. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo celebrates his supposedly record breaking goal. Image: PA Images

"If you saw Pele play, phone me up and tell me how good he is. I know there is footage.

"I'm not saying Pele's a bad player, I've never said that.

"But the goals... some of them are made up.

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"It's a bit like playing golf when some people mark their own golf cards, I think Pele's done a little bit of that."

Pele scored 643 official goals for Santos, a record for one club until Lionel Messi broke it recently, with 64 for New York Cosmos and 77 for Brazil.

However the Brazilian club played a lot of unofficial games, friendlies and tour matches against top class opposition, and they believe those goals should count.

The 80-year-old's Instagram even carries the phrase 'Leading Goal Scorer of All Time,' on his profile, quoting 1283 as his goal total.

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Who do you think is the all time top scorer?

Topics: Football News, World Football, Serie A, Juventus, Napoli, Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo

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