After being accused of attempting to eclipse the record-breaking performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Pele declined to update his Instagram profile. Three-time World Cup champion Pele proclaimed himself on the social media site as the “all-time leading goalscorer” claiming to have scored a whopping 1,283 goals.
Official records say that during his outstanding career, which lasted from 1956 to 1977, the former Brazil and Santos striker scored 757 times. Juventus and Portugal striker Ronaldo surpassed that amount on Sunday, bringing his tally to 758 thanks to a brace in a Serie A match against Udinese, while Argentina international Messi broke Pele’s record for goals for a single club by scoring his 644th goal for Barcelona just before Christmas. Pele’s Instagram account declares him the world’s all-time highest goal scorer. While he disagrees with the record books, 80-year-old Pele has replied defiantly to reports that, following Ronaldo’s double strike on the weekend, he updated his Instagram bio. He wrote on Twitter, “I was accused by the press of having changed my Instagram bio to eclipse these great stars who break my records,” “The bio text has always been the same since I joined the platform.post Pele’s on Twitter “None of this can distract us from your amazing achievements. Czech player Josef Bican is officially recognized as the greatest goal scorer in soccer with an impressive 805 goals scored between 1931 and 1955. Following the news of Messi’s 644th Barca goal on December 22, Pele’s former Santos club refuted the number of goals he scored between 1956 and 1974 for the club.