Lionel Messi scores his 644th goal for Barcelona to surpass Pele record

The Argentine drew level with the Brazilian legend’s overall of 643 last weekend and set the brand-new landmark after slotting house versus Valladolid on Tuesday, as netted the 3rd goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 triumph.
“When I started playing football, I never thought I’d break a record,” Messi wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.

“Even less so the one I achieved today which Pele held … I can only give my thanks to all those who helped me throughout the years, my teammates, my family, my friends and all those who support me every day. Much love!!”

Former England worldwide Gary Lineker encapsulated the magnitude of the Barca star’s accomplishment tweeting: “To beat Messi’s 644 goal record, someone will have to score an average of 43 goals a season for 15 years….for one club.”

Pele, extensively thought about among the best footballers of perpetuity, scored 643 objectives for Brazilian club Santos in between 1956 and 1974.

Brazilian striker Pelé, wearing his Santos jersey, smiles before playing a friendly match in 1961.

Messi’s eye-watering 644 objectives for Barca have actually covered 17 seasons and be available in 749 video games.

German striker Gerd Muller came closest to matching Pele’s one-club goal- scoring accomplishment. He netted 565 times for Bayern Munich in between 1964 and 1979.

Fernando Peyroteo is next on the list of all-time greatest leading scorers after he scored 544 objectives for Sporting CP in between 1937-49. Josef Bican is next with 534 objectives for Slavia Prague.

Messi, who made his launching in 2004, has actually won 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions Leagues with the Catalan club. He scored his initially goal in 2005.

Messi (middle) runs past Real Valladolid's Ruben Alcaraz (right).

The 33-year-old may have had more objectives on Tuesday versus Valladolid, striking the post in the closing phases the video game>>

Messi likewise played crucial functions in the opening 2 objectives, crossing for Clement Lenglet to head Barcelona into the lead and likewise playing in Sergino Dest to cross for Martin Braithwaite to double Barca’s benefit.


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