- Lionel Messi has travelled to Argentina after his side's game against Valladolid
- The Argentine explained that he never had the thought of breaking records in his career
- Messi is leading the Ballon d'Or table after winning six so far with Barcelona
Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish giants Barcelona has stated clearly that he never thought he would break any record in his football career when he started years back.
The Argentina international started his career in his native country before being spotted by Barcelona scouts who took him to the famous La Masia Academy.
It was at the La Masia Academy that Lionel Messi's career flourished before he went on to get the chance to play for the senior team where he has won every title in football.
Recently, Lionel Messi broke Pele's record thanks to his goal for Barcelona against Real Valladolid in which the Argentine grabbed his 644th goal for the Catalans.
Brazilian legend Pele netted 643 for Santos before he retired from the game of football.
According to the report on Espana, Lionel Messi explained that he is grateful for the achievements he has gotten in football.
“When I started playing soccer I never thought I would break any record, even less the one I achieved today to surpass Pele.
“I can only thank everyone who helped me over the years – my teammates, my family, my friends and everyone who supports me every day.”
Lionel Messi is expected to return to Barcelona on December 27 for him to start training with his teammates ahead of next Spanish La Liga game against Eibar.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi looked like the greatest talent that ever played football in 2012 when he scored 91 goals for club and country in the calendar year.
The Argentine played a total of 69 matches for his national team and Barcelona that year and wrote his name in the history book at the age of 25.
Messi scored 79 of the goals for La Blaugrana and notched up 12 for the Albicelste to break Gerd Muller's 40-year record of 85 strikes in a year for Germany and Bayern Munich.
He scored 13 Champions League goals including five against Bayer Leverkusen and four against Premier League side Arsenal.
Messi also had eight goals in his name in the Copa del Rey, two in the Supercopa and 59 in 38 La Liga games.
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