Messi just 17 goals away from historic Pele record
Everyone knows Leo Messi is from another planet. But if any player could compete with the Argentine star, it is Pele himself. The historic Brazilian player is a legend of world football.
Both have scored a similar amount of goals as just 17 goals separate the current Barca striker and the ex-player.
The Brazilian netted 643 times for Santos as a professional. If he carries on like this, he will soon be beaten by the Argentine.
Messi has 626 goals in 715 matches for Barcelona. His first came when he was still a teenager.
At the age of 16, Messi joined Barca B and he ended up netting six times in 22 matches. The other 620 goals have been for the first team. He has been playing for them since he was 17.
A crazy amount of goals for a Messi who is just 17 goals away from Pele, for which everything seems to indicate that the historic record will beaten this season.
Why? Because the Argentine has already scored 23 times in 28 competitive matches and there are still 13 league games left plus some Champions League ones.
The 32 year-old had gone four games without scoring, but he then got four in the win over Eibar on Saturday.