Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored his 644th career goal for the La Liga squad Tuesday, surpassing Brazilian legend Pele’s all-time record for most goals with a single club. Messi’s record-breaking score came in the second half of Barcelona’s 3-0 win at Valladolid.
Messi’s goals at Barcelona have been spread out over 16 years. He scored his first professional goal in 2005 against Albacete as a 17-year-old. Pele recorded 643 competitive goals for Santos during his 18-year stint with the Brazilian club. He departed for the New York Cosmos in 1975, with the record standing until Messi’s goal Tuesday.
Messi forward has scored more than 50 goals in a single season six times, including 58 scores in the 2014-15 campaign
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