Many websites are reporting Messi to surpass Pelé's amount of official goals, 758 to 757.

Most career goals in football history Messi overtakes Pelé

However, the IFFHS states the amount of Pele's official goals is 765 and not 757.

Footballers with 500 or more goals

Where does this 757 figure comes from? How many official goals did Pelé score in his career?

  • It doesn't matter what stats other athletes generate... no one... no one... will ever surpass Pelé. :) Dec 10 '21 at 6:17
  • Pelé scored 643 goals for Santos, 77 for the Brazilian national team and 37 for the New York Cosmos. This sums up to 757 goals in total. Santos claims that Pelé scored 1091 goals in the club but that counts friendlies, pre-season matches. The official number is 757.
    – Kerk
    Dec 10 '21 at 12:29
  • here another site with more stats (2021-12-02): the18.com/news/players-most-career-goals-soccer-history appointing: 801 CR7, 767 Pelé and 756 Messi
    – Vickel
    Dec 21 '21 at 23:43

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