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Santos argue Lionel Messi’s Barcelona goal record

Sun 27 December 2020 | 18:58

Brazilian team, Santos have discussed the claim that Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has reached the peak of the goalscoring record held by their ex-superstar Pele.

Earlier this week,

Messi

netted his 644th goal for

Barcelona

against Real Valladolid and it was thought that he had passed the all-time record for goals scored at just one team established by Pele in

Santos

, which stood at 643.

The Brazilian team have published a long statement in which they emphasize that Pele actually scored 1,091 goals for

Santos

in matches and friendly competitions which were consequently deemed to be at a lesser level.

Santos

insist that Pele’s goals against River Plate, Boca Juniors, Racing, Universidad de Chile, Real Madrid, Juventus, Lazio, Napoli, Benfica, and Anderlecht are not counted in the official tally, nor are eight goals against Inter or four goals against Barcelona.

The Brazilian team’s argument is that the plays were official.

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