Santos (AP) – After Lionel Messi set an old goal record for Pelé, the Brazilian football legend has expressed her admiration for the Argentinian star.

“Stories like ours, about the love for the same club for so long, are unfortunately becoming rarer in football. I admire you very much, Messi,” Pelé, who celebrated his 80th birthday in October, wrote to an Instagram on Saturday. . Photo with Messi. Then the Argentinian celebrates a goal, comparable to the Brazilian at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

With his goal in the match against FC Valencia, which finished 2-2, Messi had scored his 643rd goal for FC Barcelona – that’s as many goals as ‘O Rei’ (the King) scored between 1957 and 1974 for FC Santos. “When your heart is overflowing with love, it’s hard to change course. Just like you I know what it’s like to wear the same sweater every day. Just like you I know there is no such thing. A place where you feel at home. ”, Wrote Pelé.

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