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'Ronaldo Has A Plan To Overtake Pele's Record'

Cristiano Ronaldo has established himself as one of the game's great scorers, but a former Manchester United teammate believes the superstar is planning to break Pele's goal-scoring record.

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After making a name for himself at the Red Devils, the Portuguese forward went on to superstar status during his time with Spanish giants Real Madrid where he won four Ballon d'Or titles.

Ronaldo is all the time top scorer for Portugal and Los Blancos, while he currently sits on 725 careers goals for club and country.

However, former United star Gary Neville says the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has his sights set on Pele's record of 1000 goals.

"His drive to become the best in the world was out of this world," he told Sky Sports.

Click through the gallery above to see where Ronaldo has scored all his career goals.

"He was one of the few players that I've played with that would publicly announce that individual trophies were important to him.

"He just wanted to be the very best and what he's done over the years has been absolutely exceptional. His achievements have been amazing and he's worked hard for it.

"It's an obsession with scoring goals and applying himself every day, being the fittest he can possibly be. I think he's lifted his professionalism every single year and progressed.

"I think he has a plan to go on and take over Pele's record. He wants to be the greatest of all time and that is his sole purpose.

"Understanding that along the way if he is the greatest of all time, the teams that he plays for will win trophies and be successful."

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