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Lionel Messi received a jealous message from Pele after he matched his 46-year-old record

An all-time record Pele had set and held for 46 years is about to be broken by Lionel Messi, and the Brazilian legend made sure Messi knew what was on his mind.

Lionel Messi received a jealous message from Pele after he matched his 46-year-old record. An all-time record Pele had set and held for 46 years is about to be broken by Lionel Messi, and the Brazilian legend made sure Messi knew what was on his mind.
Lionel Messi received a jealous message from Pele after he matched his 46-year-old record. An all-time record Pele had set and held for 46 years is about to be broken by Lionel Messi, and the Brazilian legend made sure Messi knew what was on his mind.

With his header goal against Valencia, Lionel Messi reached a historic mark. He scored 643 goals in his whole career with FC Barcelona, the same amount Pele had scored for Santos between 1956 and 1974, that was the record of the most scored goals by a player for one only club.

As soon as the Brazilian found out, he signed up to Instagram and wrote a message about it. He emphasized how players nowadays do not stay their whole careers playing for one team and considered that as a disgrace, and congratulated Messi for staying at FC Barcelona for so long, telling he admired him for that. But just for that.

About the record, Pele just said 'Congratulations for your historic record. Lionel' and that was all in that long message. So probably the Santos legend was not too happy about Messi's goal. Messi has also got the 643 goals in 748 matches: faster than Pele, who needed 757.

In Portuguese, the official FC Barcelona account replied to him and thanked the legend for that message. But some years ago, Pele had declared that he was the GOAT and Messi could not be it until he win three World Cups and score 1283 goals, the digit he self-proclaims to have scored.

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