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Real Equal Pele's Santos' 54yo World Record

Real Madrid Equal Pele’s Santos’ 54yo World Record

By David Kappel - Sep 18, 2017 10:07 AM @kappilinho

When Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 3-1 on Sunday night, they equalled a 54-year-old record belonging to Pele's legendary Santos side in the process.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see some highlights of Real's scoring run.

Los Blancos won at the Anoeta Stadium courtesy of goals from Borja Mayoral, an own goal, as well as Gareth Bale's sixth strike at his favourite venue.

In so doing, Real scored in their 73rd consecutive game – a run dating back to 30 April 2016, when they last failed to score, against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.

As a result, Zinedine Zidane's side have equalled the world record for the longest scoring run in history, set by Pele's Santos between 1961 and 1963, as reported by AS.

The Spanish giants had already beaten FC Barcelona's Spanish record of scoring in 44 straight games, as well as Bayern Munich's European record run of finding the back of the net in 61 consecutive matches.

Santos' reported world record was set between 21 November 1961 and 15 August 1963, when the Brazilian side scored 245 goals in 73 games before being halted.

Real, meanwhile, have now scored 198 goals in their past 73 games, and will have a chance to break the world record when they welcome Real Betis to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

Read: Neymar & Cavani In Heated Penalty Row

The midweek fixture will also see Cristiano Ronaldo return to action after serving a five-match ban for pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup.

How long do you think Real's scoring run will continue? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Sep 19, 2017 10:13 PM
Madrid will reach 100 games
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DopeZN Sep 19, 2017 09:36 AM
Best Team In The World
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Shepherd Mtetwa Sep 19, 2017 09:04 AM
No one can keep a clean sheet against Real stars even the overatted Messelona
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Twist'embengeni Sep 18, 2017 07:06 PM
More than 100 games without a doubt
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Shepherd Mtetwa Sep 18, 2017 04:33 PM
Betis our launch bar, history broken
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Iviweluwalala Sep 18, 2017 02:39 PM
Mr editor this history & useless plz meneer
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ZunguSox Sep 18, 2017 02:15 PM
The world most successful football club, is what we call "REAL MADRID"
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MacG* Sep 18, 2017 01:28 PM
THE 12-TIME KINGS OF EUROPE... THE BEST IN WORLD, HALA MADRID!! MADRID!! MADRID!!
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msipholar wa lekhosi Sep 18, 2017 01:09 PM
even the so called best trio MSN fail to do this with barca,cr7 is coming back the scoring will continue, l
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DuksMkh Sep 18, 2017 12:38 PM
When the season ends and will continue to so when it begins again
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vijjox Sep 18, 2017 12:35 PM
Ronaldo will break it
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Zax5-Bucs Sep 18, 2017 12:14 PM
They will only stop when Komphela win his first official trophy. I will when he decide his virgin to be broken. Until then the scoring continues.
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Zax5-Bucs Sep 18, 2017 12:14 PM
They will only stop when Komphela win his first official trophy. I will when he decide his virgin to be broken. Until then the scoring continues.
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mphomm12 Sep 18, 2017 11:34 AM
Hala Madrid
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Khosification Amu86 Sep 18, 2017 11:07 AM
U can not talk of Records and Madrid and leave CR7's name out, You should told us how many goals CR7 scored out of those 198, am very sure he scored more than 50%
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alizebucs1986 Sep 18, 2017 11:02 AM
I think they Will Go a Record 100 Games
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Phiweh123 Sep 18, 2017 11:01 AM
King Ronald will back on time
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND2 Sep 18, 2017 10:54 AM
Broken already
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lulikho Sep 18, 2017 10:23 AM
Record broken...

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