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Lionel Messi Has Finaly Broken Ronaldo’s Record

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Messi Has Finaly Broken Ronaldo's Record- Happynaija.com

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has overtaken a Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario among the top goalscorers in South American history.

 

He  now needs only 14 more goals to become the all-time record scorer,

according to Soccer Laduma.

Ronaldo

The Argentine netted a hat-trick in his side’s 4-0 friendly win over

Haiti on Wednesday morning,

taking his overall tally for the Albiceleste to 64 goals.

 

In doing so, he bettered the record of Selecao forward Ronaldo,

who retired with 62 strikes for Brazil.

 

READ MORE: C-Ronaldo Can Portugal To Victory

 

Three-time World Cup champion Pele,

who sits in seventh spot in the worldwide all-time ranking,

is the only South American player to have scored more than Messi.

Pele retired with 77 goals for Brazil,

which means Messi needs to score 14 more times to overtake the

legendary striker.

 

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The Blaugrana attacker also extended his own record as

Argentina’s all-time record scorer,

and is now 10 strikes ahead of second-placed Gabriel Batistuta.

Sergio Aguero, who scored his country’s fourth goal

in the 4-0 win over Haiti, follows in third place with 38 strikes.

 

Argentina face Israel next, on June  9,

in their final friendly ahead of the 2018  World Cup,

before starting their tournament against Iceland on  June 16.

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