Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Drags Incredible Record With Pele

Lionel Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona to equal Pele’s incredible record for the most goals scored for one club.

The Argentina star achieved the phenomenal feat during his side's 2-2 draw with Valencia.

To date, the Nou Camp skipper has won 34 trophies with Barca, including ten Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

And the prolific playmaker now shares a goal tally with World Cup-winning football great Pele.

The 80-year-old Brazil icon scored 643 times in 656 official games for Santos between 1954 and 1976.

And he posted a message to Messi on his Facebook page, beaming: “When your heart overflows with love, it is difficult to change your path.

“Like you, I know what it's like to love wearing the same shirt every day. Like you, I know that there is nothing better than the place we feel at home.

“Congratulations on your historic record, Lionel. But above all, congratulations on your beautiful career at Barcelona.

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“Stories like ours, of loving the same club for so long, unfortunately will be increasingly rare in football. I admire you very much.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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