Messi one goal shy of Pelé's South American record
The Argentinian needs to score just once more to equal the highest number of goals for a Conmebol country
Leo Messi is just one goal away from matching Pelé to become the highest goalscorer ever for a South American country. The Brazilian legend scored 77 international goals, but the Barça star needs just one more to equal that tally, and he could do just that in the Copa America final against Brazil (Sunday (Monday morning 2.00am CEST)).
Messi is the leading goalscorer in the tournament so far with four goals.
Next on the list of top scorers in South America are two former colleagues of his, Neymar (Brazil, 68) and Luis Suárez (Uruguay, 63).