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Messi One Step Closer To Breaking Pele's All-Time Record

After Lionel Messi scored in his 17th successive season on Sunday, he is now less than 10 goals short of a record held by Brazil legend Pele.

Check out the players with the most goals for a single club by scrolling through the images above!

The Argentine opened his 2020/21 account from the penalty spot in FC Barcelona's 4-0 win over Villarreal on the weekend.

That goal ensured that Messi has now scored at least once in the past 17 LaLiga campaigns, while it also saw him close in on an impressive record held by Pele.

Overall, the Blaugrana captain is on 635 strikes across all competitions for Barcelona, and only Pele managed to score more for a single club.

The three-time FIFA World Cup winner famously netted 643 goals for Santos during his heyday, meaning Messi only needs to score nine more goals for Barca to break the Selecao icon's record.

Read: Ronaldo Beats Messi To Incredible European Record

Pele set his record in 19 campaigns for Santos, while Messi could break it in his 17th season with Barcelona's first team.

The 33-year-old has long surpassed the likes of Gerd Muller and Josef Bican – you can see the rest of the top goalscorers for a single club in the gallery above!

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