Pele lauds Ronaldo over Serie A title win with Juventus

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Brazilian legend, Pele has lauded the efforts of “modern athlete” Cristiano Ronaldo. Pele is lauding the Portuguese start for adding another Serie A title to his enviable collection of honours.

Ronaldo, who won the Premier League and the Spanish La Liga during his stints with Manchester United and Real Madrid respectively helped the Bianconeri to wrap up a ninth successive domestic crown in the Italian top flight.

Pele rates Ronaldo more than Messi

He is also in contention for the leading goalscorer award as he is three behind the current leader, Ciro Immobile. With his presence in the Turin side, they have cemented that dominance, and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showing no sign of slowing down at 35 years of age.

Pele is a fan of modern day superstar Ronaldo

Pele has remained a fan of Ronaldo who has scored 31 Serie A goals this season. Despite his age, he is not looking like stopping anytime soon as he continues to set the standard for those around him.

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Pele said with such performance, his place among the all-time greats is safely secured. The former world cup winner is pleased to see Ronaldo’s remarkable professionalism and dedication to his craft being richly rewarded, with major honors collected on a regular basis.

Ronaldo celebrates goal against Sampdoria

Pele also congratulated his fellow countrymen Douglas Costa, Danilo, and Alex Sandro, who have picked up another medal alongside their illustrious Portuguese team-mate.

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

“Also, I would like to congratulate my fellow Brazilians @douglascosta, @alxsndro12 and @daniluiz2. Great work winning the @seriea title, @juventus.”

Pele has never hidden his admiration for Ronaldo on a regular basis down the years. The three-time World Cup winner had placed the Juve forward at the top of the global game.

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“Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker,” he said in one of his interviews.

Although the crown is in the bag, before resuming Champions League duty, Juve will be playing their two remaining domestic games this season.

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