Gary Neville said Cristiano Ronaldo, his former Manchester United teammate, wouldn’t retire until he surpassed Pele because of the greatest goal scorer in football history.
Pele is additionally considered the very best scorer of all time, having scored 1,282 times in 1,363 games, but there are some goals scored in friendly matches and unofficial friendships during this figure. Of 725 club and country career goals, Ronaldo, now 35, remains an extended way behind Pele, but Neville says he would be ready to play until he’s statistically the simplest.
“His motivation was to become the simplest within the world out of this era. He’s one among the only a few players I’ve played with who will declare publicly that the individual trophies are important to him,” Neville told Sky Sports News.
“He always wants to be the absolute best within the world and it is so vital to him. It’s an obsession. Absolute obsession with scoring goals. Applying himself a day, being the fittest he is often. I feel he has improved his maturity per annum and progressed.”Jamie spoke earlier about James Milner eager to play in his late 30s and 40s.
“I think he features a plan for Ronaldo to maneuver on and take over Pele’s record. I honestly believe he wants to travel on to surpass Pele’s numbers. That’s where I feel he’s in his mind, he wants to be the most important of all times, that’s his main intent, knowing that on the way if he’s the most important of all times, the teams he’s playing for can win trophies and be effective.”
Ronaldo is additionally on the verge of becoming the highest international goal scorer ever, with only Ali Daei of Iran scoring quite the 99 talismans from Portugal.