News: Brazilian Legend Pele hails Cristiano Ronaldo as the ‘Modern Athlete’


Pele has paid tribute to the efforts of “modern athlete” Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Juventus superstar helping the The Bianconeri secure a ninth consecutive Serie A title in the Italian top flight and his 32 major honors over all.

The Brazilian legend has tagged the Portuguese as the best player on the planet in the past and remains a big fan of his

According to, Ronaldo’s presence in Turin has helped to cement that dominance, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showing no sign of slowing down at 35 years of age.

He continues to set the standard for those around him, with a place among the all-time greats safely secured. Pele also occupies that talent bracket, and the Brazilian legend remains a big fan of a modern-day superstar.

He is pleased to see Ronaldo’s remarkable professionalism and dedication to his craft being richly rewarded, with major honours collected on a regular basis. An iconic figure of the past is also happy for fellow countrymen Douglas Costa, Danilo and Alex Sandro, who have picked up another medal alongside their illustrious Portuguese team-mate.

Pele said in a post on his official Instagram account: “@Cristiano is the modern athlete, who shows everyone that success always comes to those who are dedicated and love what they do.

It could also be recalled that recently published a post where Cristiano Ronaldo equalled another Brazilian legend, Romario last weekend when his two goals against Lazio moved him to joint-second in the list of most official goals scored.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner now has only Pele ahead of him, with the Brazilian legend scoring more official goals in his career.

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