Jorge Mendes, the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, has heaped praise on the superstar by calling him the greatest player of all-time and stating that the Portuguese will break the scoring record of the legendary Pele.
The former Sporting starlet scored his 700th goals in professional football when he found the net against Ukraine. Ronaldo is now just 35 goals behind Gerd Muller, 46 behind the legendary Ferenc Puskas and 67 behind Pele.
As a result, Mendes has lauded his achievements in the sport and believes that he will surpass even the great Pele before he draws curtains to his career.
"Stats don't lie and are enlightening on how Cristiano is shattering records and how he is the greatest of all time, with a large margin on second position, because of everything he achieved in England, and now with Portugal. With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal played three finals and won two. "
"Cristiano has reached the remarkable achievement of scoring 700 goals, but I have no doubt that he will surpass Pelé has top goalscorer of all time and he will achieve it with Juventus. After all, 68 goals are not that much for an extraordinary player like Cristiano Ronaldo, they are not sure what the best is,” Mendes said, as per Gianluca di Marzio.
There is no doubt that Ronaldo could surpass Pele as 67 goals are not really too much for the Portuguese. It won’t be shocking if Ronaldo actually goes on to overtake Josef Bican’s record of 805 goals to become the most prolific scorer of all time.