Lionel Messi Equals Pele’s Record of 643 Goals for One Club

Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi outscored Cristiano Ronaldo after failing to score from a penalty. It was a golden opportunity to make an extraordinary sacrifice. However, Barcelona captain did not want to prolong the wait. He took the second chance in a matter of seconds and touched the record of the highest scoring for a club in the legend Pele.

Messi, the 33-year-old Argentinian forward, has set numerous records in his career. He’s close to taking another record.

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Pele scored 643 goals for Brazilian club Santos after winning three World Cups. Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona against Valencia in Liga on Saturday night. That means the highest scoring record for a club is now two. However, where Pele did this in 19 seasons, Messi did so in 17 seasons.

His exploits have also helped him to six Ballon d’Or prizes. 

Pele accrued his extraordinary total over 18 years in the Santos first team. In 656 official matches Pele netted 643 times. 

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