Lionel Messi Breaks Pele’s Record in 3-0 over Valladolid
Argentine and Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona during their 3-0 win over Real Valladolid to break Pele’s record of the most goals for one club.
The 33-years-old Argentina forwards scored one goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Ronaldo’s Real Valladolod. The game was the third goal in the game and the 664th in his career for Barcelona.
Lionel Messi has now past Brazilain legend John Pele who has the record of scoring 643 goals in a single club. Brazil great Pele scored 643 goals in 19 seasons for Santos in his homeland between 1956 and 1974.
Lionel Messi was instrumental in the first goal, his cross was headed in by Clement Lenglet and started the move for the second, finished off by Martin Braithwaite.
Messi, who scored his first goal for Barca in 2005 and has gone on to win 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues, is out of contract at the end of the season and able to talk to other clubs from January.
Earlier this week, Messi said the incident caused him to have a poor start to the season although he was in superb form against Valladolid on Tuesday, inspiring a win that took Barcelona back up to fifth, eight points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.