Earlier this week, Lionel Messi scored his 644th profession aim for Barcelona, as they beat Valladolid, 3-0, and thus broke the Pelé’s almost 50-year record of most goals scored for a single membership. While data from again in the day may be spotty, Pelé’s formally stated to have discovered the again of the web 643 occasions in 656 video games for Santos. It took Messi 749 video games. Slacker.
In any case, Messi’s standing as one of the very best to ever play the sport is under no circumstances in doubt, however the coolest method his achievement has been commemorated is thanks to a publicity stunt from Budweiser, of all firms.
The American (near-)beer-maker, self-styled “King of Beers” and all that, has determined to honor the King of Football by sending an individualized bottle of Bud for every one of the goals scored to the goalkeeper who conceded that aim. That’s 644 bottles of beer, for 644 goals, to 160 completely different goalkeepers.
Some, particularly these with lengthy careers in La Liga, bought a reasonably sizable supply. Iker Casillas bought 17 bottles. Jan Oblak was two quick of a 12-pack. Former Valencia and Almería goalkeeper Diego Alves bought greater than twice that, with 21 bottles, to paved the way.
A pair Budweisers landed at Cobham as effectively, addressed to one Kepa Arrizabalaga who gave up these two earlier than becoming a member of Chelsea. Famously, Messi as soon as had a really lengthy scoring drought in opposition to Chelsea, although he finally broke that in 2017-18. It was Thibaut Courtois in aim for us by then, although Petr Čech would end up conceding to Messi as well, after shifting to Arsenal.
In any case, congrats to all concerned in this little publicity stunt. The beer will not be good, however that’s not likely the purpose anyway.
P.S.: If you will have an hour (!), listed below are all of Messi’s 643 others goals earlier than he set the record on Tuesday.