Messi, two goals from Pelé’s record with the most goals in the same team


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Messi, two goals from Pelé's record with the most goals in the same team

The figure of Barcelona has another record in his sights and is neither more nor less than ‘King’ Pelé, one of the three greatest players in the history of football

The Barcelona player Leo Messi, who adds 641 goals with the FC Barcelona shirt, is three goals away from surpassing the record of Pele as a player with the most goals for the same club, since the octogenarian ex-footballer scored 643 with the colors of the Saints.

The 641 goals achieved by the Argentine have been achieved since 2004, which is when he made his debut with the Barça first team, and in 743 games. Goals are only counted in official matches, according to data provided by the Barça club and the specialized website Transfermarkt.

This is one of the records that can make the most illusion Messi, which has already surpassed Telmo Zarra as the top scorer in the League, Cease, as the Barcelona’s top scorer, and the German Gerd Müller as the top scorer in a calendar year.

In the case of Pele, the different databases consulted by EFE (The Rec Sport Soccer Statistic Foundation (RSSSF), Transfermarkt) coincide in the number of goals (643), although there is a lag of three games (656-659).

This is the breakdown of the goals / matches of both players:

Messi

Tournament Goals Matches
League 448 494
Champions 118 146
Cup 53 75
SC Europe 3. 4
Club World Cup 5 5
SC Spain 14 19
Total: 641 743

Pele

Tournament Goals Matches
Paulista League 470 412
Cto. Brazilian 100 173
Rio / Sao Paulo 49 53
Liberators 17 15
Interncon 7 3
Total: 643 656


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