Pelé sent a message to Messi after equaling his historical record: “Our stories will be increasingly rare”

Pelé used these images to congratulate Messi for equaling his record.  (Photo: instagram.com/pele)
Pelé used these images to congratulate Messi for equaling his record. (Photo: instagram.com/pele)

It was a historic day for world football because Lionel Messi has equaled a record that was held by another world soccer star, the Brazilian Skin, who has not been slow to react and sent a very special message to the Argentine player. Hours after The flea I reached the 643 goals with Barcelona, King he dedicated a few words to her.

“When your heart overflows with love, it is difficult to change your path. Like you, I know what it is to love to wear the same shirt every day. Like you, I know that there is nothing better than the place where we feel at home, “he wrote Skin at the beginning of the message posted on your verified Instagram account.

That emotional paragraph was the preamble to what would come next, a deep reflection about how footballers who play their entire careers in one team they have slowly become an endangered species.

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“Congratulations on your historical record, Lionel. But above all, congratulations on your beautiful career at Barcelona. Stories like ours, of loving the same club for so long, will unfortunately be increasingly rare in football. I admire you a lot, Leo Messi ”, added who is also considered one of the best of all time.

Lionel Messi reached the record of Skin scoring a goal in the 2-2 draw against Valencia: both have 643 official scores with the same shirt. The flea got it in 748 games with the Barça, while Edson Arantes do Nascimento managed to reach that figure in 757 games disputed between 1956 and 1974. They had to pass 46 years for a soccer player to emulate that shocking milestone that distinguished Skin and that no one thought it would be equaled.

Messi’s goal after missing the penalty

The current season may not be one of the most fruitful of his entire career but Leo Messi currently accumulates 9 goals in 16 matches in all competitions with the culé team. So far, you have marked six goals in LaLiga and another three in the UEFA Champions League.

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