Pele v Messi debate

Pele: Messi must score as many as me

June 23, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Brazil legend Pele maintains that Barcelona star Lionel Messi needs to overhaul his goalscoring record if he is to be considered the best player ever.

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Pele bagged 1283 goals in his career for Santos, New York and Brazil, while the 23-year-old Messi's total currently stands at 180.

And speaking after Santos' Copa Libertadores win on Wednesday night, Pele responded to ...

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