You get two types of legendary footballer when it comes to their records being broken, but it usually reflects better on their legacy if they show a bit of dignity.

They can accept that another great player has come along and acknowledge how impressive they both are, or they can start making up their own stats in an attempt to cling on to those records.

There have been a few suggestions recently about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo breaking some of Pele’s legendary records, while most official stats aren’t on Pele’s side here.