Leo Messi surpasses Pelé as highest goalscorer ever for a single club
The Barça star has scored 644 goals for FC Barcelona, one more than the Brazilian netted for Santos
Leo Messi has set yet another all-time world record! After scoring against Valladolid he has moved past the legendary Pelé as the highest goalscorer ever for a single club. The Argentine ace has now scored an staggering 644 goals, all wearing an FC Barcelona shirt, across 17 seasons and 749 games.
That surpasses the 643 goals that the Brazilian scored for Santos, until now the world record and one that few people thought would ever been broken. But nobody counted on a player of Messi’s calibre coming along and totally rewriting football history.
Pelé, who played his last game for Santos in 1974 was one of the greatest players ever to grace the game. It’s not for nothing that he was called 'O Rei'. Now there is a new king.
The Argentine's dominance in the world of football is extended, just like Pelé in his day.
And there’s another Pelé record that Messi has in his sights. The 77 goals that the Brazilian scored for his country are still a South American record. But Messi has 71 for Argentina, and needs just six more to equal that number.