Messi receives historic award

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Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has been honoured with a special award for a historic goalscoring record. 

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) has awarded Messi with an accolade for being the all-time highest-scoring footballer in the world for one club, per AS.

According to the IFFHS, the former FC Barcelona talisman netted a staggering 672 goals between 2004 and 2021 during his time with the Blaugrana, surpassing Brazilian legend Pele's 645 strikes for Santos.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the five highest-scoring players of all time for one club, per the IFFHS

This latest achievement marks the 34-year-old's 11th IFFHS trophy, with the Argentina captain having previously won the organisation's best player in the world prize on four occasions, the best international scorer award twice, as well as the best first division scorer in the world four times.

While his time in Catalonia was nothing short of exceptional, Messi has seemingly struggled to adjust to life in France since leaving Barca in August last year, having often been the target of some brutal criticism by French media.

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Although his goalscoring record has taken a dip in Paris, the forward has been successful in a playmaking role as he has contributed with 11 assists in 16 Ligue 1 games for Mauricio Pochettino's side this season.

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