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Lionel Messi Breaks Legendary Pele’s All-Time International Goal Record With Hattrick Against Bolivia

Lionel Messi has broken Pele’s all-time record for most goals scored for a South American national team.

The Argentine has bagged 3 goals against Bolivia to increase the overall tally to 79.

Top 10 Highest International Goalscorers In South America History

1: Leo Messi (Argentina) – 79

2: Pele (Brazil) – 77

3: Neymar (Brazil) – 68

4: Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – 64

5: Ronaldo Nazario (Brazil) – 62

6: Romario (Brazil) – 55

7: Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina) – 54

8: Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) – 53

9: Zico (Brazil) – 48

10: Alexis Sanchez (Chile) – 46

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Although the Argentine is still way behind Cristiano Ronaldo who is the all-time international highest goalscorer with 111 goals for Portugal, Messi has taken a step higher after beating Pele to become the highest international goalscorer in South American history.

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