1. Most goals in a single league (Pele)
Turns out Lionel Messi’s record tally of 433 goals in 470 La Liga goals is nowhere near enough to challenge Pele.
The Brazil icon is one of the most famous footballers of all-time despite never playing in Europe. His records, though, remain revered across the world nonetheless.
In a report from the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics), it emerged that Pele scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. These did include unofficial games, though.
So to be more accurate, Pele’s league goal tally comes to around 650 goals in 694 games.