As a result of his health challenges, the former Brazilian professional footballer Pele was not able to congratulate Leonel Messi on time for his new achievement of becoming the top scorer in the history of the continent (South America).Back to regular human activities, the footballing legend never failed to do the honours as he quickly took advantage of his recovery, to pen down a lovely message for the Argentine and Paris Saint-Germain forward Leonel Messi, for the feat unlocked. Below is the heartwarming message delivered by Pele through his Instagram account.
Scoring a hat-trick in his recent international game against Bolivia, the Argentine automatically surpassed Pele's record of being the highest top scorer in the history of the continent.
Trailing Cristiano Ronaldo's record by 32, the Argentine who has now scored a total of 79 goals in 153 appearances, why on international duty is no longer behind anybody in the South American continent for the male category, but behind the likes of Marta (109) and Cristiane (96), the Brazilian female footballers who are the leading goal scorers in the history of the continent.
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