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January 17, 2021

Valladolid vs Barcelona: Messi reacts after breaking Pele’s scoring record

Valladolid vs Barcelona: Messi reacts after breaking Pele’s scoring record

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has spoken about overtaking Brazil legend Pele, to become the player to score the most goals for a single club.

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Messi netted the record-breaking 644th goal in the second half of their 3-0 win at Valladolid.

Pele scored 643 competitive goals for Santos during his 18 years with the Brazilian club, before moving to the New York Cosmos in 1975.

His one-club goal record was almost broken by Gerd Muller. The former Germany international netted 565 times for Bayern Munich between 1964 and 1979.

“When I started to play football, I never thought I would break any record. Especially not the record held by Pele that I now hold,” Messi wrote on Instagram after Tuesday’s game.

“I can only give thanks to everyone that has helped me throughout the years, my teammates, my family, my friends and everyone that supports me every day.”

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