Lionel Messi has overtaken Pele’s long-standing record number of goals for a single club.
Messi netted his 644th goal for Barcelona in the 3-0 La Liga at Real Valladolid surpasssing the feat Pele had achieved over 19 seasons for Santos.
Messi had last week equalled the record of 643 goals held by legendary Pele after scoring in the 45th minute in Barcelona 2:2 La Liga draw at Valencia.
After Tuesday’s game, Messi took to Instagram to express his gratitude to those who helped him reach Pele’s record.
He said: “When I started playing football I never thought I would break any records. And even less the one that I have achieved today that Pele had.
I can only thank everyone who helped me over the years, my team-mates, my family, my friends and everyone who supports me every day.”
Messi has established himself as of the greatest footballers of all-time since making his competitive debut for Barcelona in 2004.