Lionel Messi’s free-kick goal in Argentina‘s 1-1 draw with Chile in their 2021 Copa America opener on Monday to the 33-year-old’s career strike from the set-piece to 57.
Thus, the FC Barcelona and Argentina captain has now surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time free-kick charts as the Juventus forward is now on 56 career goals from free-kicks.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has netted 50 direct free-kick goals for Barcelona with seven others coming in for the Albiceleste.
With the current standings, Lionel Messi is just five goals short of Diego Maradona’s career record of 62 direct free-kick goals. Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano, moreover, continues to lead the all-time free-kick charts with 77 strikes.