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Messi 602, Ronaldo 601

Lionel Messi scored a brace on the final day of the 2018/19 LaLiga campaign, and in doing so, has now scored more than 50 goals in a season on six different occasions in his career, and also surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo in the ranking for the players with the most club goals scored.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the six players who have scored more than 600 club goals, according to RSSSF.com.

The 31-year-old was handed a starting berth by Ernesto Valverde in the Blaugrana's final league game of the season, against Eibar on Sunday, and the Argentine repaid the faith shown in him by netting a brace to rescue a point for the LaLiga champions.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's two goals saw him take his overall tally of goals in Spain's top flight to 36 strikes in 34 games in 2018/19.

As a result, the Argentine claimed a sixth LaLiga Golden Boot, having won the Pichichi title in the 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18 and now 2018/19 campaigns – equalling record-holder Telmo Zarra's feat.

In addition to receiving his record-equalling sixth top scorer award in Spain, Messi also surpassed longstanding rival Ronaldo in the ranking for the players with the most club goals scored in their careers.

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Messi's brace against Eibar saw him extend his overall club goals tally to 602 strikes, while Ronaldo is currently on 601.

Real Madrid record goalscorer Ronaldo was the first of the pair of five-time Ballon d'Or winners to reach the 600-goal milestone after finding the back of the net for Juventus in a Serie A encounter against Inter Milan on 27 April.

Messi managed to complete the feat four days later with his brace heroics in the first leg of Barca's Champions League semi-final victory over Liverpool.

With 50 goals in 49 games across all competitions this season, Messi is the leading scorer in Europe's top five leagues, and he has now scored more than 50 goals in a season for the sixth time in his career, as many times as Ronaldo has throughout his.

According to @BarcaStat and data backed up by the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF), when taking into account only goals in official games and matches in first divisions, only four players have netted more club goals than Messi and Ronaldo.

Barca legend Romario sits at the summit of the ranking of players to have netted 600 goals or more, with the Brazilian having managed 694 goals in over 800 games for the likes of Vasco da Gama, PSV Eindhoven, Barca, Flamengo, Valencia and Fluminense – click through the gallery above to see those players who have amassed more than 600 club goals in their careers!

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Which player will end their career with more goals, Messi or Ronaldo? Have your say in the comments section below!

 

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