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The Players With The Most Career Goals In Soccer History

This list for the players with the most career goals in the history of soccer stretches from players who played in the early 1900s to the present day. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi score at an unprecedented rate in today’s game, but there are those from history whose rate of scoring was even more impressive.

The Guinness World Record for the most goals scored in a specified period is 1,281 by the Brazilian great Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

Watch: Official Pelé Trailer For Netflix Documentary

Is Pelé the greatest of all time? Did Diego Maradona’s accomplishments surpass the Brazilian’s? Are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same conversation? All of these questions are hard to answer because most soccer fans alive today never watched Pelé play in his prime. That could change with this upcoming Netflix documentary, and the official Pelé trailer was released on Thursday.

Santos Pulls Fantastic Number Out Of Its Ass To Claim Pelé Has 447 More Goals Than Messi

You know that one friend that always has to ruin a special moment with some snarky comment? That one ass-hat who still has to make it about themselves no matter the situation? On Sunday morning, Brazilian club Santos woke up and decided to be that person.

Lionel Messi Ties Legendary Pelé Record With Rare Headed Goal

Lionel Messi made history on Saturday, equaling a record that never would have been possible if he had left Barcelona as he wanted over the summer. With a rare headed goal in first-half stoppage time, Messi tied Pelé’s record for most goals with one club with the Argentine’s 643rd for Barça.

Moments before the record-tying goal, Messi had a penalty kick saved by Jaume Doménech, but Jordi Alba sent the ball back in off the rebound. Eventually the cross looped to the back post where Messi headed in.

The Greatest Goal Scorer Of All Time Is Coming To The Greatest Goal Scoring Video Game Of All Time

With all due respect to FIFA and PES, the most fun soccer video game is Rocket League. As fun as it is to play as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in more traditional soccer sims, playing soccer with a rocket-powered car is so much better. 

The Players With The Most Career Hat Tricks In Soccer History

On Jan. 7, 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo made history after scoring his first hat trick for Juventus. Following the exploit, Ronaldo became the only player in history to record hat tricks in Serie A, LaLiga, the Premier League and at the World Cup. Additionally, it marked the Portuguese’s 56th career hat trick. But who has the most career hat tricks in the history of soccer?

Providing Modern Coverage Of The 1958 World Cup Final

The 1958 World Cup Final remains an iconic match due to the fact that a 17-year-old Pelé spearheaded Brazil’s 5-2 beatdown of host nation Sweden with two fantastic goals. But rather than turn the page there, why not take a closer look at the Seleção’s first-ever world title?

Having just watched the entire 90 minutes for the first time myself, I’m happy to report that the showpiece event of the sixth World Cup definitely didn’t disappoint. It was a different era — one full of strange skills, uplifting sportsmanship and a certain nostalgic sense of the human collective.

Hold Up, Wait A Minute — How The Hell Did Pelé Get Here?

Pelé’s always been everywhere. As a player, he appeared at four World Cups spanning three different continents, his Santos side traveled around the world like the Harlem Globetrotters and he even ventured into the backwoods of American soccer with the New York Cosmos. 

But he truly achieved an omnipresence after retiring and transitioning into life as the OG Cristiano Ronaldo, hawking goods and services like a door-to-door salesman while collecting honorary degrees for his contributions to the bicycle kick sciences.

This Variant Of The “Pele Runaround Move” Might Be Better Than The OG

Sometimes a miss can be just as beautiful as a goal. I once compiled a list of my favorite almost goals (which you can find here), but a lot of them include the football cracking off the post in a totally satisfactory way (large ping included) or Zinedine Zidane “Zidane Turning” his way beyond defenders before languidly spooning a shot into the heavens. 

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