Pele Hails Messi For Breaking His Record

Football legend, Pele has showered encomiums on Lionel Messi for breaking his record as the top goal scorer in a South American national team.

Messi scored a hat-trick against Bolivia to overtake Pele as the highest goal scorer in South American football history.

“Hi @leomessi, sorry if I’m late. However, I didn’t want to pass up the chance to congratulate you for another record broken earlier this month,” Pele wrote on Instagram.

“Your talent when playing soccer is outstanding! I hope you achieve even more, alongside my friends @k.mbappe and @neymarjr (at PSG).”

Messi now has 79 goals two ahead of Pele on 77.

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