The Argentine star Lionel Messi, the French player of Paris Saint-Germain, jumped to the fifth place in the list of historical scorers for the national teams with 79 goals, after scoring 3 “hat-trick” goals against the Bolivian team, in the meeting that took place in the early hours of Friday morning, as part of the tour’s competitions. The tenth of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Argentine star Lionel Messi scored the Tango hat-trick against Bolivia, reaching his 79th international goal, and becoming South America’s historical top scorer, surpassing former Brazilian star Pele, who has 77 goals.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United striker, tops the list of historical scorers for the national team with 111 goals, after scoring the double of Brazil’s victory over Ireland in the World Cup qualifiers.
Former Iranian star Ali Dani comes second with 109 goals, then Malaysian Mokhtar Dahari with 89 goals, and late Hungarian star Puskas in fourth place with 84 goals.
Argentine star Messi is equal with Zambian Godfrey Chitalu, in fifth place with 79 goals, then Iraqi Hussein Saeed 78 goals, former Brazilian star Pele and Emirati Ali Mabkhout with 77 goals.
The Argentine national team consolidated its second position in the standings of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with 18 points, behind the leaders Brazil with 21 points, and is currently playing with its Peruvian team.