Lionel Messi Tops Goal Resord of Pele

 

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi Tops Goal Resord of Pele

Barcelona defeated Mallorca 4-2 in the Spanish La Liga due to Messi's brace that took Messi's tally for the year to 76 goals,  past Pele's record of 75 goals in a calendar year.

Barca is in 1st place in the Primera Liga table with 31 points from a possible 33 after 11 matches.

Messi struck in the 44th and again in the 70th to ensure victory. While while Xavi Hernandez and Christian Tello scored one apiece.

Previously, Messi broke the 39-year record for most goals in a European club season in 2012 - finishing the season with 73 goals.

Messi is the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match.

He is a three-time FIFA Player of the Year.

One of the world's highest paid footballers, Messi's biggest endorsement deal is with Adidas, but Messi also has pacts with PepsiCo, Herbalife, EA Sports, Cherry, Audemars Piguet, Dolce & Gabanna and others.

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