Thursday, March 30, 2023

Most purpose contributions in FIFA World Cup: Messi one shy of matching Pele’s file

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is on the verge of breaking one other file in what might be his remaining World Cup recreation within the decider in opposition to France on Sunday on the Lusail Stadium.

Messi has 19 purpose contributions, 11 objectives and eight assists in 25 matches, and is one shy of matching Brazilian Pele’s tally of 20 in 14 matches.

The 35-year-old ahead is at present degree with Germany’s Miroslav Klose (24 matches) and Gerd Muller (13) and Brazil’s Ronaldo Nazario (19).

Messi has 5 objectives and three assists within the ongoing event and is the oldest participant to register a purpose and an help in a World Cup recreation. He has three cases of a purpose and an help within the wins over Mexico, the Netherlands and Croatia.

If Argentina wins the ultimate, it is going to be Messi’s first-ever World Cup win in 5 makes an attempt.

Most purpose contributions in World Cups

1. Pele (Brazil) – 20

2. Gerd Muller (Germany) – 19

2. Ronaldo (Brazil) – 19

2. Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 19

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 19

3. Grezorgz Lato (Poland) – 18

4. Uwe Seeler (Germany) – 17

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