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Lionel Messi beat Pele's record and enlarges his place in football history


He scored against Valladolid for the victory of Barcelona and, with 644 shouts, he is the player who scored the most official goals for the same club in the history of football.

Oscar barnade

12/22/2020 7:28 PM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 12/22/2020 19:30

That May 1, 2005, the day of Lionel Messi's first goal with the Barcelona shirt against Albacete, no one imagined that the rosarino kid he promised was going to achieve astronomical goals.

Much less, demolish the numerical myth of

O Rei


Fifteen years, seven months and 21 days later,


reached 644 shouts with the same club's jersey and surpassed the mark that the Brazilian set with


after 17 years, 4 months and 28 days.

The impressive mark finally arrived this Tuesday with a great definition against Valladolid.

After a brilliant taco from Pedri, La Pulga defeated Masip with a left-footed shot, which had frustrated him on a couple of previous occasions.

It was 3-0 to ensure victory.

It was the cry of the record with that shirt that he will probably stop wearing in mid-2021.

⚽️ • The sublime passe de Pedri pour le but de Messi!

- Blaugranes🎗 (@Blaugranes_fr) December 22, 2020

A lot has passed since that first cry.

“It was a play where Ronnie played it and he put a great ball on me.

When I had the chance, I saw that the goalkeeper was getting ahead a lot, that's why I placed her over the top ”, a shy 17-year-old Messi said after his first goal, who also stated about Ronaldinho:“ He has a very special affection for me ”.


Leo #Messi equals @Pele as the top scorer in the history of a club.


🎨: @damiendraws

- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) December 19, 2020

That was the future star's only goal in the 2004/05 season, his first as a professional.

He scored it in the sixth match, while Pelé scored his first official goal at the age of 16 and in the second official match.

The last of

O Rei

was at 2-2 with Guaraní on September 22, 1974, still 33 years old.

The current age of Messi, who still has a few more years to go.

But will they be wearing the same jersey or, like Pelé, will he emigrate to another club next season?

It is known that there is a record with more than a thousand goals scored by Pelé, between officials and friendlies.

Even the celebrated goal thousand was converted to the Argentine goalkeeper Edgardo


Andrada, who played for Vasco da Gama, on November 19, 1969. However, the official record remained at 643 with the Santos shirt.

Reached now.

About to be shot down by Messi.

Pelé's throne as the greatest gunner of all time is also reeling.

In addition to the 643 in his home club, he made 37 in the Cosmos and 77 in the National Team.

Total: 757. The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has 754 and is only four celebrations away from surpassing it.

The Barcelona captain, meanwhile, has 714 (643 in Barcelona and 71 in the National Team).

Since that first goal against Albacete, Leo did not stop.

In the early years he did not wear the number 10 shirt, as now.

The first eight goals were scored with number 30 on his back and the next 34, with number 19. The rest with 10. Just last Sunday against

Levante he

completed 600 with the mythical number.

In the balance of the 644 goals in 748 games with the Barcelona shirt (Pelé made them in 664 games), he converted 516 from a play, 81 from a penalty and 47 from a free kick.

The ball stopped, all with the left foot, plus another 402 in motion;

meanwhile, 88 were with the right, 23 with the head, 1 with the hand, 1 with the chest and another with the hip.


⚽ Messi fails the penalty, Jaume stops but Alba puts it in the rejection so that Lionel scores the head tie.

Barcelona 1-1 Valencia # LaLigaEnDIRECTV 🇪🇸

- DIRECTV Sports (@DIRECTVSports) December 19, 2020

His best season was 2011/12, when at the age of 25 he scored 73 goals, one of his great records.

He is also the top scorer in the history of Barcelona and the top scorer in the Spanish League.

In the current season,

Messi has 10 goals in 17 games


Barcelona is no longer the devastating team it used to be.

Nor was he the merciless scorer of other ages.

And yet, time passes and continues to accumulate new records.

Now, he surpassed Pelé as the player who scored the most official goals with the same club's jersey in the history of modern football.

And wants more.

Look also

In photos: Messi against Valencia, equals Pelé in goal record with the same shirt

Look also

The beautiful gesture of Lionel Messi that moved the fans of Barcelona and went around the world

Barcelona - Valencia, for La Liga Santander, goals, summary and result: Messi's record did not reach

Source: clarin

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