Messi Broke Pele’s Record

HesGoalDecember 8, 2021

PARIS: Lionel Messi snatched Pele’s status as South America’s all-time leading scorer after scoring twice as Paris Saint Germain (PSG) played against Club Brugge in the Champions League this morning.

The Argentine star scored the third and fourth goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s side which created a 4-1 victory, with two more goals contributed by Kylian Mbappe.

Messi’s first goal was the 757th of his career – a number that equaled Pele’s goal record – before he completed a penalty kick for the 758th goal.

It means the PSG striker is now the second highest scorer of all time behind Manchester United star Ronaldo who has amassed 801 goals in his career.

Ronaldo scored his 800th and 801st goals against Arsenal last week with him scoring 686 total goals at club level and 115 goals at international level with Portugal.

The 36 -year -old veteran striker scored 450 goals while with Real Madrid, 130 (Manchester United), 101 (Juventus) and five (Sporting Lisbon).

Messi scored 672 goals and added six more in 14 appearances for PSG last summer in addition to 80 goals for Argentina.