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It’s been a strange old season for Lionel Messi and yet he continues to set the bar for Barcelona.
The Argentine has been instrumental in the club’s rise in the La Liga table where, if the results are for them this weekend, they could find themselves back in second place before the most important part of the season.
The disappointment of not being able to leave the club last summer has been replaced by the joy he obviously gets from playing for Barca and of course a new season = a new record.
During the game against Valladolid, Messi scored the 644 official goal of his career for Barcelona, beating the previous world record of 643, held by Pelé, for Santos.
Now, to give something back, he will auction off the boots he wore when he reached the historic milestone to raise money for children fighting cancer.
“Reaching the historic total of 644 goals for the same club fills me with joy,” said the 33-year-old, quoted by Sport.
“But the most important thing is to be able to give something back to children who are fighting for their health.
“We hope that the auction in April will increase awareness of this great cause.”