Messi breaks Pele’s file purpose haul

VALLADOLID: Lionel Messi became the all-time top scorer for a single soccer club on Tuesday after scoring his 644th goal for Barcelona during their La Liga match against Real Valladolid, surpassing Pele’s record goal haul for Brazilian side Santos. The 33-year-old Argentine scored the third goal in the 65th minute as Barca won 3-0 at Valladolid. Pele scored 643 goals in 665 competitive games for Santos, while Messi needed 749 matches to break the record, although he did it in 17 seasons compared to the 19 the Brazil great needed. Reuters

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