Lionel Messi has scored his 644th Barcelona goal and overtaken Pele's record for most at a single club.
The Argentine maestro lined up against Real Valladolid this evening having equalled the record in a 2-2 draw with Valencia at the weekend.
Barca raced to a 2-0 lead in the first half through Clement Lenglet and Martin Braithwaite, but the second half was saved for Messi.
Pedri flicked the ball through to Messi who took a touch before coolly slotting past the goalkeeper with his left foot.
Lionel Messi makes HISTORY! :rotating_light:
Goal No. 644 sees him overtake Pele :raised_hands:
"Nobody in the history of this wonderful game has ever scored as many goals for the same club as Lionel Messi." :speaking_head: pic.twitter.com/jXiXB1aQvI
- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) December 22, 2020
Messi looked delighted as his Blaugrana teammates ran across to celebrate the momentous occassion.
It is his 451st La Liga goal in total and fans have reacted to the record that will likely never be matched.
The most goals for a single club:
Lionel Messi - 644
Pele - 643
Gerd Müller - 564
An elite list :clap: pic.twitter.com/mn3X7LxAxp
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 22, 2020
OFFICIAL: Messi has now become the player with most goals scored for a single club, surpassing Pele's record. #FCB :bomb::fire:
- Reshad Rahman ✆ (@HagridFCB) December 22, 2020
Lionel Messi has become the first ever player to score 644 competitive goals for a single club, surpassing Pele's 643 goals for Santos.
A record that will last generations. :clap: pic.twitter.com/MhjwATi0y3
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 22, 2020
Lionel Messi has scored his 644th goal for @FCBarcelona. He's beaten @Pele's record of most goals scored at a single club. This is a record that no one thought would ever be beaten. It will never be beaten again. :clap::clap:
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 22, 2020
MESSIIIII HAS BROKEN PELE'S RECORD!!!
NOBODY IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME HAS EVER SCORED MORE GOALS FOR A SINGLE CLUB THAN LIONEL MESSI :goat:
- Edmund :syringe: (@EdmundOris) December 22, 2020
From scoring his first professional goal 15 years ago to scoring his 644th and breaking a 46-year record. Year after year, goal after goal Leo Messi continues to show that nothing is impossible.
After all, records are only there to be broken. pic.twitter.com/ABa93J37ON
- adidas Football (@adidasfootball) December 22, 2020
It's a significant date for Messi, who was celebrating the anniversary of his incredible 2012 when he scored 91 goals in one calendar year.
One of the all-time greats.
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