Main menu


Messi equals Romario in the list of the best scorers in the history of football

The Argentine star, Lionel Messi, captain of Barcelona, ​​Spain, is ranked fourth in the list of the best football scorers of all time, after he scored a goal in his country's 1-1 draw with its guest, Chile, in the meeting that brought the two teams together in the early hours of Friday morning, At the Unico Madre de Ciudades Stadium, in Santiago del Estero, as part of the seventh round of South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

And the "Opta" global network specialized in statistics and records, stated that Messi's goal against Chile holds the number 743 in his professional career at the official level, equaling the number of former Brazilian star Romario as the fourth best scorer in the history of football, where the list came as follows..

 778 goals - Cristiano Ronaldo

 759 goals - Joseph Petsan

 757 goals - Pele

 743 goals - Messi and Romario

 706 - Ferenc Puskas

For his part, Argentine star Lionel Messi, Barcelona player, said, commenting on his country's 1-1 draw with Chile, today, Friday, in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, "It has been a long time since we and the players met Together in the national team, it's not easy, and sometimes we were very good at pressing and getting the ball back."

And Lionel Messi added, in statements highlighted by the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo”, about facing Chile: “We played a good match, and it was difficult, and they did not create many chances, and since the start of the qualifiers, the development of the Argentina national team has been noticed, as some young players appeared again in The game, and gradually we have to get stronger."

He concluded: "The Chile match was exceptional, being the first since Maradona left. Diego was always with the national team and we wanted to give him victory and represent Argentina as he did, leaving everything else behind us, and it is difficult for us to play without an audience, because of what is happening now in the world, But we have to live."