Messi breaks Pele's record goal haul by scoring 644th for Barca


  • Football
  • Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona - Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain - December 22, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Juan Medina

VALLADOLID, Spain (Reuters) - Lionel Messi became the all-time top scorer for a single soccer club on Tuesday after scoring his 644th goal for Barcelona during their La Liga match against Real Valladolid, surpassing Pele's record goal haul for Brazilian side Santos.

The 33-year-old Argentine, who matched Pele's record of 643 goals with a strike against Valencia on Saturday, scored to make it 3-0 to Barca at Valladolid, having set up the opening goal for Clement Lenglet.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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