Pele congratulates Messi on 'illustrious career'

Pele has a message for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

Messi has equalled Pele’s goalscoring record for a single club on Saturday with his 643rd goal for the Catalan giants.

The Argentine made his first appearance for Blaugrana back in 2004, scoring 643 goals in 748 matches whereas Pele managed the tally in 665 appearances for Santos.

Pele shared a heartfelt message on Instagram for the Barca legend.


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“When your heart overflows with love, it is difficult to change your path. Like you, I know what it’s like to love wearing the same shirt every day,” Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times, wrote on Instagram.

“Like you, I know that there is nothing better than the place we feel at home. Congratulations on your historic record, Lionel. But above all, congratulations on your beautiful career at Barcelona.

“Stories like ours, of loving the same club for so long, unfortunately will be increasingly rare in football. I admire you very much.”


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