Pele's message to Cristiano Ronaldo after surpassing the 100 goal mark for Portugal
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Pele's message to Cristiano Ronaldo after surpassing the 100 goal mark for Portugal

Brazil legend Pele has sent a message to Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo following his milestone with Portugal in Solna on Tuesday night.

The 35-year-old Portugal captain notched up his 100th goal in style with a stunning free-kick against Sweden in the Nations League on Tuesday before adding another in their 2-0 win over Sweden.

Pele, who won three World Cups and scored 77 goals for Brazil, congratulated the Portuguese forward as he continues to "reach new heights in your journey."

The 79-year-old football icon tweeted: "I thought we were going to celebrate 100 goals today. But it was actually 101! Congratulations Cristiano, as you reach new heights in your journey."

Pele’s message comes at a time where most football icons and names have congratulated the former Manchester United man for his heroics.

Ronaldo, who won the Nations League with Portugal last summer, is now eight goals behind former Iran captain Daei.

 

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