Pele remains adamant that he retains the all-time goalscoring record - despite Cristiano Ronaldo overtaking him on the official account.

Ronaldo scored his 757th and 758th goals in Juventus' 4-1 win against Udinese at the weekend.

The Portuguese's brace put him one above Brazil legend Pele, whose official tally sits at 757 goals.

But Pele has always insisted that he scored far more than that, while his former team Santos recently published a lengthy statement explaining why the three-time World Cup-winner is the record holder.

And the 80-year-old has doubled down on his stance by editing his Instagram bio to include: "Leading Goal Scorer of All Time (1,283)."

Pele remains adamant that he retains the all-time goalscoring record

Hundreds of those goals came during tour or friendly matches, but that has not prevented Pele from changing his view.

Santos even recently claimed Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are some way of matching Pele.

The statement was written by a member of the Association of Researchers and Historians of Santos FC and argues Pele's tally of 448 goals in friendlies should not be discounted

"In the accounts of the specialized press, the King of Football scored 643 in competitions and the 448 goals scored in matches and friendly competitions were ostracized, as if they had less value than the others," the statement read.

Pele edited his Instagram bio to include: "Leading Goal Scorer of All Time (1,283)"

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"The argument of some analysts is that so many of these 448 goals scored in friendly matches were faced with weak opponents, such as small or regional teams.

"Even so, the matches were played in official uniforms, with the official rules of the game and with a score sheet.

"We have to remember that clubs could only play friendly matches with the endorsement of regional and national federations, one of the rules imposed by FIFA, the organizer of world football.

"Taking subjective attributes into account, such as the weakness of opponents, is not ideal for compiling statistical data. The numbers are absolute."