This Sunday, with his goal against Villarreal in the 2-0 away win in La Liga, Leo Messi equalled Bayern Munich’s legendary player Gerd Müller. The German striker scored 525 goals between 1965 and 1979, whilst FC Barcelona’s Argentine star has reached this exceptional figure 13 years after his debut with the first team on October 16, 2004 and 606 games as a blaugrana.
It is not the first time that Messi has equalled or surpassed a record established by Müller as in 2012, Barça’s No.10 set the record for goals scored in a calendar year with 91. The previous mark of 81 was held by the German for more than 40 years.
Messi now enters the podium of players who have scored the most goals during their career at one club. Josef Bican, with 534 goals, and Brazilian star Pelé, with 643, are the next rivals to beat.