Barcelona forward Lionel Andres Messi has scored his team’s 644th goal for Barcelona making him the highest goal scorer for a single club in history.
That means Messi has set a new record in the world of club football, surpassing former Brazilian football star Pele, who holds the record for most goals scored by a player with 643 goals for his club Sao Paulo.
Messi, 33, has made 749 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 644 goals.
History has shown that no footballer has ever scored more goals for a single club than Messi, who has now spent his entire career at the club.
After setting the new record Messi revealed that he never expected in his life to surpass the history set by a player like Pele.
Since Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Valencia in La Liga last weekend, Messi equalled Pele’s 643 goals after helping his side to a two-match winning streak.
Following this step, former player Pele congratulated Messi and praised him for the progress he has made in his career.
Source: Naija News