Lionel Messi thanks to the latest goal for Barca against Valladolid over Pele to set a new record right after leveling the achievement with this legend.
Barca defeated the host Valladolid 3-0 thanks to the goals of Lenglet, Braithwaite, and Messi. This goal helped the Argentine striker overcome Pele to set a new record for the most goals for a club, reaching 644 with Barca compared to 643 of the Brazilian legend for Santos.
Messi scored his 644th goal for Barca
In the last 16, another legend like Messi has emerged to reach the number considered the best player of the 20th century. On December 19, 2020, in the match against Valencia at the Nou Camp, he reached a memorable milestone in the book of endless records when he leveled Pele’s record but now is ahead of “King of Football”.
Before Valladolid, Messi defeated goalkeeper Masip in the 65th minute after a wonderful assist from Pedri. The Argentine striker raised the score to 3-0, thereby receiving the title of a top scorer with the same club.
Messi scored after assisting from Pedri
Messi’s boom has been evident since 2008/09 when he doubled (38) the number of goals from last season (16). Since then, La Pulga has achieved a steady performance for 10 years helping him averaging 41 goals. The peak was in the 2011/12 season with 73 goals for Barca, an unusual number leading to an average of 1.2 goals per game.
In total, Pele scored 757 (643 with Santos, 37 with Cosmos, and 77 with Brazil), while Messi scored 712 (644 with Barca and 71 with Argentina).
Messi sent a message to Pele after balancing the legendary record
Messi has just balanced Pele’s record as the player to score the most goals for a club and has received praise from the Brazilian legend.
Lionel Messi leveled one of Pele’s greatest records when he scored a goal in Barca’s draw against Valencia 2-2. Both have 643 official goals with the same jersey. Messi achieved the aforementioned record in 748 games against Barca, while Pele spent 757 games against Santos from 1956 to 1974. Messi kept up with the 46-year record that was the reason that Pele gave the Argentinians the best compliments.
Pele congratulates Messi after leveling his record
In the list of a top scorer at club level in the same shirt color, Gerd Muller is third with 573 goals with Bayern Munich, Josef Bican with 534 goals with Slavia Prague, Uwe Seeler with 490 goals with Hamburg.