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Barcelona star Messi overtakes Romario in global goalscoring charts

Barcelona star Leo Messi has overtaken Romario in the goalscoring charts with 741 official goals, putting him in fourth place, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Bican and Pele.

Messi has 670 goals for Barcelona and 71 for the Argentine national team.

Romario had 740 strikes and is fifth. The Argentine netted twice at Mestalla to move into fourth place.

He is only 21 away from Pele and Bican who have 762 each. Ronaldo is on 775 and still going, though. He is two years older than Messi, whose future at the Catalan club is currently unknown.

Ronaldo's goals are spread between Sporting Lisbon (5), Man United (118), Real Madrid (450), Juventus (99) and Portugal (103).

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