FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi equals Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo’s world record!

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Lionel Messi’s Argentina, which is recognized as the favorite team to win the title in the 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament in the Arab country, suffered a shock loss against Saudi Arabia in its opening match.

Lionel Messi scored just 10 minutes into the match on Tuesday. However, Saudi Arabia, who dominated the remaining period, scored 2 goals within 6 minutes and achieved a historic victory of 2-1.

Despite Argentina’s defeat, Lionel Messi became the fifth player to score in 4 separate FIFA World Cup tournaments. By doing so, he equaled the world record of Brazilian legends Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo. Here are the players who have scored goals in 4 separate FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Pele: The greatest magician of the football world, Pele has his own fan base. Pele, who has scored a lot of goals, is the captain who has brought the Brazilian team to the fore at the world level. Many records created by Pele in the world of football are still immortal today. Under Pele’s leadership, Brazil won the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970. Pele had written a world record by scoring goals in these four important tournaments. He became the first player to achieve this feat.

Uwe Seiler: Uwe Seiler was the greatest football wizard of the German team and was the highest goal scorer for his team. Uwe Seiler was recognized as Germany’s forward until Gerd Müller arrived. Uwe Seiler played in 4 FIFA World Cup tournaments (1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970) in his football career. By that he scored goals in all these tournaments. What is special is that Pele and Seeler made this record in the same match.

Miroslav Klose: Miroslav Klose played a major role in Germany winning the trophy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament. Klose, who is the highest goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup tournament, made his first appearance in the FIFA World Cup tournament in 2002. Having scored a record 5 goals through headers, Miroslav Klose grabbed everyone’s attention with his mesmerizing performances in the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have scored in four separate FIFA World Cup tournaments. Having scored goals in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cup tournaments, Ronaldo is looking forward to playing for Portugal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. If he scores in this tournament, he will become the first player to score in 5 separate FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Lionel Messi: Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players the world has seen in football. By scoring against Saudi Arabia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament, Messi became the player to score in 4 separate World Cup tournaments. Messi has scored goals in 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.

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