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Messi Now 4th In ‘500 Goals For One Team’ Club, Can He Catch Pele?

Lionel Messi Now 4th In ‘500 Goals For One Team’ Club, Can He Catch Pele?

By David Kappel - Jan 29, 2018 07:55 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has climbed into fourth position among the players with over 500 goals for a single team, but can he still break Pele’s all-time record?

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The Argentine scored his 20th LaLiga goal of the season in his side’s 2-1 comeback win over Alaves on Sunday night.

Overall, Messi has now scored 534 goals in 615 appearances for the Catalan giants, equaling the record of legendary Slavia Praha striker Joseph Bican.

Following Messi’s latest heroics – his 84th minute free kick ensured three points for the Blaugrana – the 30-year-old has now only three more players ahead of him in the ‘500 goals’ club.

Messi is only one of eight players to have scored more than 500 goals for a single team, as pointed out by the Guardian in an article in April 2017 when Messi had scored his 500th Barca goal. Only Sporting Lisbon legend Fernando Peyroteo, with 544 goals, and Bayern Munich’s Gerd Muller, with 566 goals, are still between him and Pele.

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However, the legendary Brazilian still sits 109 goals ahead of Messi after scoring 643 official goals for FC Santos during his active days.

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


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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Feb 02, 2018 03:15 PM
He'll catch him in the next two seasons.
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Ta Akon Feb 01, 2018 10:09 PM
My king
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TMAN-B Jan 31, 2018 10:31 AM
Editor: You are short handing pele, not only does messi have to equal pele 500 goals for one club, messi stillhas to equal pele overall scoring record of 1231 career goals.....not just that..... pele scored 77 goals for brazil in his playing time and won the 3 world cups....Messi still has a lot of work ahead of him if he is to be the ALL TIME BEST FOOTBALLER EVER......TO ME PELE IS THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER
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Faysal Jan 30, 2018 06:08 PM
Messi wil break all the records
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JOMMAK Jan 30, 2018 12:23 PM
He will break it for sure, but that's not really the point bcos you can't compare goals for FC Barcelona with goals for Santos for me once the GOAT breaks Muller's record that's it
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nengewansuna Jan 30, 2018 08:38 AM
I believe in king messi
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Ricworld Jan 30, 2018 04:22 AM
I believe Messi will break Pele’s record,l foresee a 36yrs old Messi still playing for Barca.
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Master25 Jan 30, 2018 01:07 AM
Three more seasons and that record will be Messi's.
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clemz7 Jan 30, 2018 12:51 AM
Yes he will break all those records ask Mr penalties (Cr7)
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Mgk Jan 29, 2018 10:13 PM
Some blgrz r idiots,messi will break pele's record considering that hes the kind of player who sometymz scores 40+ goals per season,besides hes 30 years with that scoring ratio of his,surely he will nt unless der r no injuries
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Irvintoothless Jan 29, 2018 10:01 PM
During Pele's time there were no offsides. Ubecutha lo madala.
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No badges available Jan 29, 2018 09:55 PM
no one can beat that record of the great Pele no one
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rendzo1 Jan 29, 2018 09:12 PM
Soon he will be number one
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kb.wale bucs Jan 29, 2018 09:02 PM
ahh...only 2 season break record... remember messi is a scoring machine.
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Mokokal Jan 29, 2018 09:02 PM
Messi will beat Pelle record
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Binda_Bucks1 Jan 29, 2018 08:18 PM
It will take him 3 seasons from now on its possible for People like Messi
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DaLes_Khosi Jan 29, 2018 08:00 PM
He still got alot of time so yeah

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