Soccer King Pele still owns 4 football records that Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar are also difficult to break in the near future.
Pele has retired for more than 40 years but still holds 4 hard-to-break records in world football. Whether Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar or Kylian Mbappe are very talented, the chances of breaking these records are very low.
1. The only player who won the world championship 3 times
Pele has three times to lift the World Cup championship in 1958, 1962 and 1970. That record has stood staggering in the past 50 years that no one can level. Two other players also participated in 3 World Cup finals but only won 2 times: Cafu and Ronaldo Nazario de Lima (1994, 2002).
Meanwhile, both Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar have never won the world championship, let alone leveling Pele’s record. Mbappe alone won the World Cup at the age of 19, but whether it is possible to maintain this record in the following years is still unknown.
2. World’s top scorer
Pele still claims to have scored 1,283 career goals, including both official and unofficial matches. This achievement is always controversial because many goals are not confirmed. Someone said Pele only scored 1,281 or 1,282 goals.
Even FIFA only recognized Pele to score 757 goals in official matches. This milestone is entirely within the reach of Ronado (737) and Messi (704) as both have maintained good scoring records in the past two seasons with more than 30 goals per season.
3. Player scoring the most with a team
Messi has a great chance to break the record for most goals scored with a team held by Pele. The King of Football scored 643 goals in 18 years playing for Santos.
Currently, Messi has 637 goals in Barca shirt and can completely break that record before the end of the season. Pele’s record would have been held if Messi left Barca last summer.
4. Brazil’s top scorer
Pele holds the record for most goals scored for the Brazilian team with 77 goals. But this milestone will soon be broken in the near future when the second runner, Neymar, has 64 goals.
The PSG striker is only 28 years old so there are still many opportunities to play for the Selecao and set a new scoring record.