Lionel Messi claims he never thought he’d break Pele’s record


 Lionel Messi couldn’t hide his feelings after he broke Pele’s long-standing goal scoring record

The 33-year-old scored his 644th goal as a Barcelona player in their 3-0 win at Real Valladolid

England goal scoring legend Gary Lineker congratulated the Argentine for his remarkable feat

Lionel Messi got the world at their feet applauding following his record-breaking feat during Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Real Valladolid.

The Argentine only scored a goal in the match but it took his tally to 644 for La Blaugrana, becoming the first to score that amount of goals for a single club.

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In the clash against Valencia, Messi equaled Pele’s 643 goals for Santos when he scored in the 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou.

The 33-year-old is now the only player on the planet to achieve the unbelievable goalscoring feat and Messi took to Instagram to express his happiness.

“When I started playing soccer, I never thought I would break a record.

“And even less the one that I achieved today that I had @pele … I can only thank everyone who helped me in these years, my teammates, my family, my friends and everyone who supports me every day. Hug!!”

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England and World Cup legend Gary Lineker also congratulated Messi on his achievement and stated no player will ever match that record.

Lineker said on his Twitter handle:

“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.”

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