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Messi Equals Impressive 38yo Goal Record

Lionel Messi Equals 38yo Goal Record

By David Kappel - Dec 11, 2017 09:36 AM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi equalled a 38-year-old goal record, which only one player among Europe's top five leagues achieved before him, on Sunday night.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see eight players, who have scored more than 500 goals for one club.

The Argentine scored his side's second goal in their 2-0 victory over Villarreal to reclaim their five-point lead at the top of La Liga.

The strike was his 14th goal in La Liga this season and 18th across all competitions, and took his overall tally for the club to 525 goals in 606 appearances.

In so doing, he equalled the top five European leagues record held by Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller, who scored 525 goals in 572 games between 1965 and 1979 for the German giants.

There are now only three players who have scored more goals for a single club than Messi, namely Josef Bican (Slavia Praha), Fernando Peyroteo (Sporting Lisbon) and Pele (Santos).

Read: The Previous 13 Ballon d'Or Winners Before CR7 & Messi

The Brazilian scored 643 goals for Santos, which means Messi still needs to score 128 goals to break Pele's all-time record.

Do you think Messi can still reach Pele's record? Have your say in the comments section below.


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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Dec 12, 2017 05:36 PM
Santos!!Plus he ws a striker!Messi is a striker plus he's playing for a competative league compare to brazil but he's nearest
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#eddie Dec 12, 2017 03:33 PM
That record is really nothing for messi....he must reach 1000 goals!!!
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mofokemh Dec 11, 2017 05:24 PM
That is impressive
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blackmeteor Dec 11, 2017 03:41 PM
Refreshing not to hear Messi tell anybody who wants to listen that he's the best ever!
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blackmeteor Dec 11, 2017 03:29 PM
Can never compare goals scored 50plus years ago with today
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Mor93 Joined: 07 Sep 2017
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Mor93 Dec 11, 2017 03:14 PM
Yeap he is going to break but hard comparing Pele played alone messi is deep in plus the he now got lots of talent its hard to beat defense
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Maclane Joined: 18 Sep 2015
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Maclane Dec 11, 2017 01:47 PM
@Michaeltshigama. That wasnt a world cup, it was just bull
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Maclane Dec 11, 2017 01:41 PM
The only record that he will struggle breaking is Peles. Although i feel like Pele's era of soccer was just ****. More like the storry of Miriam Makeba in music
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Matayitayi Dec 11, 2017 01:00 PM
Salute to the king
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Matayitayi Dec 11, 2017 12:59 PM
Pele record is just plain rubbish, he scored in 50 nd 60's while football was not properly runned . Maradona was right about Pele .
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Faysal Dec 11, 2017 12:01 PM
And messi wil break all the records
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Nick#10 Dec 11, 2017 11:38 AM
@lucky555 well said bro
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lucky555 Dec 11, 2017 11:21 AM
Pele has not won a World cup, World cup was won by Brazi this is soccer not tennis buddy,individually Messi nd Cr7 are above him
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nazzi the second Dec 11, 2017 10:48 AM
the game was different then, some rules were not implented, everything is on a more profesional scale now , from nutrition to football formation so these stats don't mean schit to ronaldinho will always be god of football and messi will always be god of scoring assisting and walking with a ball through defenders
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Michaeltshigama Dec 11, 2017 10:44 AM
I don't have a problem when this cowditor is Masesi fan but he can't compare Mr vomiting with Pele... Pele won 3 world cup n the first one while he was 17 year old teen
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Michaeltshigama Dec 11, 2017 10:42 AM
He won't break Pele's record coz he won 3 world cups while Messi failed even to win Copa America
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Dec 11, 2017 10:22 AM
@moss22ross pele ws playing 4 santos not a competative league so bury dat-one
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moss22ross Dec 11, 2017 09:58 AM
He is the G.O.A.T after all....
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moss22ross Dec 11, 2017 09:57 AM
He will defnitely break Pele's Record next season....

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