Top-notch footballer, Lionel Messi has always been a top goal scorer and broken many records. One such record that he has recently broken is Pele’s record of scoring highest number of goals for a single club.
Messi Broke Pele’s Record On Tuesday
Messi has achieved another milestone of his football career and this one is worth achieving as nobody thought anyone could beat Pele’s record. Pele had the record of scoring highest number of goals for a single club.
He had scored 643 goals for Santos throughout his career. But, Messi netted his 644th goal in the 65 minute during the match against Valladolid. The game ended with a score of 3-0 and Barcelona won.
At the end of game, Messi penned a note on Instagram expressing his gratitude and happiness on breaking Pele’s record. He wrote,
“When I started playing football, I never thought I would break any records, especially the one I broke today, which was Pele’s. I can only thank everyone who’s helped me all these years, my teammates, my family, my friends, and everyone who supports me every day,”
The post also has an image with number of goals scored and pic of Messi. Here’s the post.
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Upon this achievement of Messi, Brazilian icon Pele has said that it is so rare to see a player worked with a single club for such a long time during modern day football.
He also praised Messi for breaking his records. Here’s what Pele said,
“Congratulations on your historical record, Lionel. But above all, congratulations on your beautiful career at Barcelona. Stories like ours, of loving the same club for so long, unfortunately will be ever rarer in football. I admire you a lot,”
Unfortunately, Messi’s term with Barcelona is about to end soon as his contract with club is going to end with end of season. Messi scored first goal in 2005 for the Barcelona and 644th goal in 2020. Within a 15 year span of time, no other football player has goaled faster than Messi. Let’s see who could now break Messi’s record of 644 goal for one club.