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Leo Messi beats record for most goals at a single club

Records Are There to Be Broken 

Rules are meant to be broken and so as records. This timeLa Pulga passed Pele as top goal scorer at a single club!  

Between 1956 and 1974, Pele, who is considered one of the best soccer players of all time, scored 643 goals for Santos, a Brazilian soccer club. However, after scoring his first goal in FC Barcelona in 2005, last Saturday December 19th, 2020, Leo equaled the Brazilian player in a game against Valencia. And finally, on Tuesday, December 22nd2020, in a game against Real Valladolid, Messi made his 644th Barcelona goal. It took him 749 games to reach such a record! 

“To beat Messi’s 644 goal record, someone will have to score an average of 43 goals a season for 15 years….for one club.” Twitted Gary Lineker the BBC presenter and, to be honest, this is a record that we don’t think will ever be beaten…

“When I started playing football I never thought I would break any records. And even less the one I achieved today.” Messi wrote on his Instagram account. 

As if that weren’t enough, that goal against Valencia was another milestone in his career, his 450th goal in La Liga.  

Let’s give a look at how many goals the Argentinian scored each year at the FC Barcelona: 

2004 – 2005: 1 

2005 – 2006: 8 

2006 – 2007: 17 

2007 – 2008: 16 

2008 – 2009: 38 

2009 – 2010: 47 

2010 – 2011: 53 

2011 – 2012: 73 

2012 – 2013: 60 

2013 – 2014: 41 

2014 – 2015: 58 

2015 – 2016: 41 

2016 – 2017: 54 

2017 – 2018: 45 

2018 – 2019: 51 

2019 – 2020: 31 

2020 – 2021: 10   

We all know that La Pulga will never stop surprising us, and that he will keep making history. His mind might be focused on the next record, beating Pele on most international goals by a South American, in which the Brazilian has 77 and Messi, 71. When do you think this will happen? 

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