Posted on Jan 10, 2021 | IFFHS News Category
Picture : Lionel Messi has scored now 648 competitive goals with FC Barcelona ! The Record of Pele (647) is beaten.
MESSI - PELE 648:647 !
Lionel Messi is new all-time record holder on goals scored for one club in top world football!
This historical event happened in the Spanish league game Granada – Barcelona (0:4) on January 9. Messi scored 2 goals, the first of which levelled him with Pele’s total tally and the second pushed him ahead.
Now Messi has 648 top-level goals for Barcelona in all competitions. Pele went to 2nd place in all-time ranking with 647 competitive goals for Santos.
In the table below, some statistical comparison of their careers.
|Messi in Barcelona||Pele in Santos|
|La Liga (D1 Spain)||455||470||Campeonato Paulista|
|Copa del Rey||53||30||Taça Brasil (D1 Brazil, 1959-66)|
|Supercopa de España||14||37||Taça de Prata (D1 Brazil, 1967-70)|
|34||Campeonato Brasileiro (D1 Brazil, 1971-74)|
|49||Torneio Rio – São Paulo|
|Champions League||118||17||Copa Libertadores|
|UEFA Super Cup||3||7||InterContinental Cup|
|Club World Cup||5||3||Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales|
|First competitive game||16.10.2004 vs Espanyol (1:0)||26.04.1957 vs São Paulo (3:1)|
|Age at this day||17 years 114 days||16 years 185 days|
|First competitive goal||01.05.2005 vs Albacete (2:0)||26.04.1957 vs São Paulo (3:1)|
|Age at this day||17 years 311 days||16 years 185 days|
|Last competitive goal||09.01.2021 vs Granada (4:0)||22.09.1974 vs Guarani (2:2)|
|Age at this day||33 years 199 days||33 years 334 days|
|Last competitive game||09.01.2021 vs Granada (4:0)||02.10.1974 vs Ponte Preta (2:0)|
|Age at this day||33 years 199 days||33 years 344 days|
|Between first and last games||16 years 085 days||17 years 159 days|
|Most goals in calendar years||79||66|
|Most goals in one game||5||8|
|Game||07.03.2012 vs Bayer (7:1)||21.04.1964 vs Botafogo SP (11:0)|