Lionel Messi goes for the record of goals of Pelé in the Selection


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Lionel Messi goes for the record of goals of Pelé in the Selection

Lionel Messi, captain and leader of the Argentina National Team, has already broken the spell with the Copa América title and now, he can equal the record of goals that Pelé holds in Brazil, with 77 annotations.

The Rosario crack currently accumulates 76 conversions in 153 games who played and, against Bolivia, for the South American Qualifiers, will have the opportunity to reach the mark of the historic idol of Verdeamarela, achieved in 92 matches.

Leo is also Argentina’s top scorer in history, having surpassed Gabriel Batistuta in that item, who finished his career with 56 shouts. In South America, Neymar, with 68, is the one who follows Messi in the race for Pelé’s record.

All very far, of course, from the recent mark of Cristiano Ronaldo with 111 goals, which made him the greatest striker in the history of the national teams.

If Messi scores the goal, It will be the second record of Pelé that he reaches and / or breaks, after being the player who scored the most goals for a club, at Barcelona.

In addition, there is another ranking in which the Rosario crack could become first: will become the top scorer of world champion teams. Behind Pelé and Leo, appear the German Miroslav Klose (71), Neymar (68), Suárez (64), Ronaldo (62), the Spanish David Villa (59), Romario (55), Batistuta (54) and the English Wayne Rooney (53).


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