Messi far from matching Pele’s goals record – Santos

Messi far from matching Pele’s goals record – Santos

Lionel Messi has not broken Pele’s goalscoring record for a single club and will have to score 448 more Barcelona goals to do so, according to the Brazilian legend’s club, Santos.

Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona against Valladolid last week, seemingly eclipsing the Brazilian great’s long-standing goal record of 643 goals for Santos.

However the South American club released a statement on Sunday claiming Pele’s official tally stands at 1091 goals as the 448 scored in friendly matches should be counted.

Despite the debate on who holds the current record, Pele posted on social media to congratulate the Argentine when he matched his tally with a goal against Valencia earlier this month.

Barcelona are yet to respond to the claims by Santos.

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