Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s record; Scored 79 goals in 153 games

Football legend Lionel Messi broke Pele’s record for most international goals by a South American footballer recently during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Pele’s record has been broken by Messi with a hat-trick in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier win over Bolivia. The Argentinian number 10 became south America’s top male international scorer with 79 goals. Messi scored all his country’s goals in the 3-0 defeat of Bolivia in Buenos Aires. Messi’s 14th-minute goal from outside the box made him break Pele’s record and it happened in the second half.

Lionel Messi is already one of the topmost goal scorers in world football. He is also considered one of the greatest modern-day footballers. He continues to break and script countless records in both club and international football. Meanwhile, Messi changed his contract from Barcelona to PSG in the month of August. After the new victory, Argentina’s captain and his team-mates celebrated with the Copa America trophy in front of 20,000 fans at the Monumental Stadium. Messi reacted to the moment and said that he had waited long for it and had even dreamt about it for a long time, besides terming it as a unique moment that came after such a long time.

Apart from Messi and Pele, third place is ranked by the Brazilian player, Neymar with 69 goals in total.