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Dec 23, 2020

Lionel Messi has further cemented his place as one of footballs all-time greats by breaking Peles goalscoring record for a single club.
The Argentine maestro scored his 644th goal for the Catalan giants to help lead Barca to a 3-0 LaLiga victory over Real Valladolid.
Lionel Messi has added another record to his stunning Barcelona career although gossip suggests he could leave the Nou Camp in the coming months
Brazil legend Pele started his career at Santos, where he broke numerous records
Messi equalled Peles milestone at the weekend against Valencia, but claimed it for his own in his very next game.
The great Brazilian achieved the feat for Santos between 1956 and 1974, a total of 18 years, with Messi beating his record in his 17th season at the Nou Camp, having made his first-team debut in 2004.
But its merely the latest record broken in an astonishing career for the 33-year-old, who is widely considered THE greatest player of all time depending who you ask, of course.
His goal against Valencia at the weekend took Messi to another landmark, 450 goals in LaLiga – making him comfortably LaLiga’s record goalscorer of all time.
This celebration has been a familiar sight over the last 17 years
The Argentina international is also second in the list for all-time goals in the Champions League with 118, where – apparent – rival Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 134.
Messi also holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season anywhere in the world.
The forwards 2011-12 season, when he scored 73 times in 60 games for Barca in all competitions, remains the astonishingly high water mark.
He has passed 50 on five other occasions, with four more seasons in the 40s and at least 31 in every completed season since 2008-09.
He has also won Spain’s Pichichi trophy, for the league’s top scorer, on seven occasions and top-scored in the Champions League six times, including 2014-15 when he shared the honour with Ronaldo and Neymar.
He has also matched Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs record of scoring in 16 different Champions League campaigns, but unlike the Welshman he has done so in consecutive years dating back to 2005-06.
Got a craving for more Messi stats? Take a look below!
Lionel Messi’s career goals for Barcelona
LaLiga: 451
Champions League: 118
Copa Del Rey: 53
Spanish Super Cup: 14
Club World Cup: 5
UEFA Super Cup: 3
Favourite opponents: Sevilla – 37 goals
Hat-tricks: 48