Messi breaks Pele’s South American purpose file


5:16 PM | September 10, 2021

Displacing the legendary Pele, Lionel Messi took the crown of all-time main purpose scorer in South American confederation (CONMEBOL) males’s historical past together with his newest hat-trick in opposition to Bolivia.

Argentina on Thursday beat Bolivia 3-0, with Messi chargeable for all three objectives, within the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers at Antonio Vespucio Liberti Stadium, Argentina.

The Argentinian icon now tops the boys’s prime scorer record with 79 objectives, beating out the earlier file holder, Brazil’s Pele with 77 objectives.

Messi presently shares the fifth spot within the record of all-time prime worldwide males’s purpose scorers with Godfrey Chitalu of Zambia with 79 objectives, whereas Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo tops the record with 111 objectives.

Argentina took the quantity two spot with 18 factors within the 2022 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification group desk, whereas Brazil tops the chart with 24 factors.

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