Lionel Messi is now football's 4th highest scorer, Ronaldo 2nd, Ibrahimovic 11th

Lionel Messi is now football's 4th highest scorer, Ronaldo 2nd, Ibrahimovic 11th

- Lionel Messi's goal against Juventus puts him as the fourth-highest goalscorer in history

- The 33-year-old moved just a goal past Germany legend and World Cup winner Gerd Muller

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the two other active players on the list

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Lionel Messi is officially the fourth-highest goalscorer in football's history after beating German legend Gerd Muller by one goal, Sport Bible.

Messi now has 721 goals following his penalty strike against Juventus in the Champions League which saw him move up one goal ahead of Muller.

The Barcelona captain scored his fourth spot-kick of the season in injury time after providing the assist for Ousmane Dembele's first goal.

Lionel Messi is now football's 4th highest scorer, Ronaldo 2nd, Ibrahimovic 11th
Lionel Messi is now football's 4th highest scorer, Ronaldo 2nd, Ibrahimovic 11th. Photo by Valerio Pennicino, MB Media and Emilio Andreoli
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According to journalist Tancredi Palermi, Messi is now the fourth all-time top goalscorer but he still 21 goals behind his fiercest rival Cristiano Ronaldo who has 742 goals.

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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the third active player who is on the list of top goalscorers after Messi and Ronaldo, as he lies in 11th position.

Here is the full list of all-time goalscorer in football's history:

13. Alfredo Di Stefano - 516 goals

12. Zico - 525 goals

11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 552 goals

10. Arthur Friedenreich - 554 goals

9. Ferenc Deak - 558 goals

8. Eusebio - 615 goals

7. Josef Bican - 636 goals

6. Ferenc Puskas - 706 goals

5. Gerd Muller - 720 goals

4. Lionel Messi - 721 goals

3. Romario - 734 goals

2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 742 goals

1. Pele - 767 goals

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pele's true goalscoring record has been revealed and he is ranked above Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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The Brazilian legends' 1,279 goals scored during exhibition games and friendlies have not been recognised.

Notwithstanding, the three-time World Cup winner has 757 official goals for club and country, at the rate of 0.93 goals per game.

Legit.ng also reported that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has once again recorded his name in the history books of football after scoring for the Catalans in their win over Juventus on Wednesday night, October 28.

Juventus who are the reigning Italian champions were without their star man Cristiano Ronaldo who is yet to recover from Coronavirus.

Paulo Dybala and Morata led the attack for Juventus in their Champions League game against Barcelona, but they were unable to prevent their team from suffering a defeat.

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