– Lionel Messi scored in his 17th consecutive year as a professional footballer
– The six-time Ballon d’Or winner netted a brace in Barca’s 3-2 win over Bilbao
– The 33-year-old has scored nine goals in 15 appearances in the new season
Lionel Messi has continued his remarkable goalscoring form in his 17th season playing for Barcelona.
The 33-year- old scored a brace La Blaugrana’s 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga making the 17th consecutive year he found the back of the next.
Messi recently broke Pele’s record as the only play to have scored more goals for one club when he struck against Real Valladolid, making it 644 goals.
The Argentine star broke into the limelight with 2004-05 season and has gone on to score many goals and won several titles at Camp Nou.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is gradually getting his rhythm in the new season and has helped his team move to third position.
Messi’s brace took his tally for the new campaign to nine goals in 15 matches and have now reduced the gap to Atletico Madrid to seven points.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi’s value has dropped drastically as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is now the 97th most valuable footballer in the world at the moment.
Incredibly, his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo is now 131st as both superstars see themselves trailing Manchester United star Daniel James.
In the latest compilation by CIES Football Observatory which uses factors including age, contract length, performance as well as country represented to determine a player’s worth, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is the most valued player.
Legit.ng had also reported that Pele upgrades his Instagram bio to 1,283 goals after Cristiano Ronaldo broke his 757 official strikes in Juventus colours.
The Portuguese scored a brace in the Bianconeri’s 4-1 over Udinese as the 35-year-old made it 758 career goals displacing the great Pele by one goal.
There has always been controversy regarding Pele’s number of goals which was not officially documented as the football legend adjusted his bio to 1,283 goals on Instagram.
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