Reuters JUAN MEDINA
Lionel Messi donated, for charity, the shoe with which he scored his 644th goal as the most goal-scoring player in football history with a single team jersey, surpassing Brazilian Pele.
Messi scored his 644th goal with the Blaugrana shirt during his team’s match against Valladolid last month, in the Spanish League.
Messi wrote on his official account in “Instagram”: “Breaking the record by scoring 644 goals with one club made me very happy, but the most important thing is to be able to offer something to children who are fighting for their health. I hope the auction in April will lead to Enhancing awareness of this great cause. “
Lionel Messi has donated his shoes, with which he scored his 644th goal for FC Barcelona. The shoes will be displayed in the National Museum of Catalonia, which will then be sold at an auction and the money will be donated to children with diseases. ?
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– TM (@TotalLeoMessi) February 12, 2021
Pele scored 643 goals in 665 official matches with Santos, Brazil, while Messi needed 748 games to break that record.
But Messi, 33, achieved his achievement in only 17 seasons, while he achieved the brown jewel in 19 seasons.
Barcelona is preparing to meet Sevilla today, Saturday, in the La Liga competitions, and is third in the Spanish League with 50 points and 5 points ahead of leaders Atletico Madrid, who has a postponed match.
The team suffers a difficult situation in the King’s Cup after losing 2-0 to Sevilla in the first leg of the semi-final, and is close to eliminating the price of the Champions League final after losing in the first leg to Paris Saint-Germain 4-1.
Source: instagram / leomessi