It is a debatable question in the football world for the football lover who is better Messi or Pele? So, I am trying to clearly discuss below who is a good performer in the football world.
Pele was an International Brazilian professional footballer. He has played in the Santos club. In that club, he was playing from 1956–1974 total of 19 years. Originally, his playing position is Forward and attacking midfielder.
Lionel Messi is an international Argentine professional footballer. He has played for the Fc Barcelona club. It was a record in the history of the football world. He played long 24 years in one club. Basically, his playing position is forward.
Both Messi and Pele are the highest-earning sports stars. Pele is an international and retired footballer who has a net worth is approximately USD 1 Million. On the other hand, the football world has the top 10 current highest-paid footballers whose Messi is the highest-paid footballer. He has a net worth is approximately USD 126 Million.
Pele and Messi both are devoted Catholics. Most football players are Catholic or Christian whose play in different kinds of clubs. But you know who are the top 50 Muslim footballers in Real Madrid, La Liga, and Barcelona.
Messi Vs Pele record
We know Pele and Messi are the heart-touching footballers in the mind of football lovers. So, everyone is curious and wants to know who is better. Their records are given below:
In June 1956, Pele signed a contract with the club Santos FC. On 15 September 1956, he played his first debut against Corinthians Santo Andre at the age of 15. In this match, his performance was impressive and he scored his first goal.
In 1958, the club of Santos won the tournament because Pele played very successfully in this tournament. Pele wonderfully finished this tournament and he scored 58 goals. It was the best record in this time which stands today.
Pele played for the Brazilian club Santos for more time in his professional career. In his club career, he scored a total of 643 goals in 659 matches from 1956 to 1974. This record was the world-famous record which stands for 46 years.
Pele’s record was the first place in a club until Messi’s record. Pele scored a total of 643 goals in one club but Messi scored 644 goals at a single club for Barcelona which is considered as the best player.
In the 2009-2010 seasons, Messi wins the Pichichi Trophy, Golden Boot, Ballon d’Or, and FIFA World Player which was the history of the football world in the equal season. He is the player with the most Ballon d’Or.
He is the player with the most Ballon d’Or. He has won these honors six times in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019. In his club career he won a total of 35 toffee there are 4 Champions Leagues, 8 Spanish Super Cups,10 leagues, 7 Copas del Rey, 3 European Super Cups, and 3 Club World Cups. Related post that you can follow about Who is the best Messi or Ronaldo?
Messi Vs Pele Comparison
Pele played for Brazil in 92 matches and he scored 77 goals. And he has won the ‘World Cup’ three times which is the ‘ultimate prize’ for a football player. His excellent performance wins the heart of football lovers. Who is the God of football you know?
Messi has won first time Copa América in 2021, four Champions League crowns, 10 La Liga titles, and the Ballon d’Or six times. He is a successful international football player so; he is called “Football Jadukor”.
Messi Vs Pele International goals
Both Messi and Pele is the height goals scorer player in their National team. Their International goals record is given below-
Pele’s International goals
As an international footballer, Pele played for Brazil in 92 matches with 77 goals. He was an all-time height goal scorer as a Brazilian football player. In 1957, Pele was selected for Brazilian team squads and he plays his first match against Argentina. In this match, he scored his 1st goal for the team of Brazil.
In 1958, 1962 and 1970 Pele won three FIFA World Cups. It is the only record in football history for a player.
In the 1958 world cup, he scored a total of 6 goals. Then, 1962 world cup he scored just one goal, and in 1970 his last world cup where he scored 4 goals.
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Pele, the Brazilian icon, boasts an astounding 77 goals for his national team
Messi’s International Goals
As an International Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Messi played for Argentina in 151 matches and scored 76 goals.
On 21 June 2016, he scored 54 goals with a free kick in the Copa América final match which exceeded Gabriel Batistuta’s record. At this time, he was named the height goals scorer as an Argentine football player.
Messi has scored 6 hat-tricks in his international career against Switzerland, Brazil, Guatemala, Panama, Ecuador, and Haiti national football teams. In Copa América, he scored 13 goals and he leading the Argentine team to victory in the tournament of 2007, 2015, and 2016.
At last 2021, Lionel Messi winnings an international trophy “Copa America”. In this contest, he scored 4 goals and 5 Assists.
We like to say that, you can easily recognize who is better Messi or Pele by reading the whole article.