The Argentina stepped on the sector for Barcelona for the 767th within the match with Huesca
Lionel Messi wrote himself one other piece of historical past when transferring degree with Xavi on the high of Barcelona’s listing of look makers.
When taking the sector in opposition to Huesca on Monday, Messi racked up his 767th look for the Catalans – transferring him alongside fellow membership legend Xavi.
If Messi doesn’t signal a brand new deal in the summertime, his Barcelona profession will come an in depth – however he would depart with a sequence of information which are by no means more likely to be challenged.
Messi’s haul of information
The 33-year-old Argentine surpassed Xavi earlier within the season on Barca’s listing of Liga appearance-makers , however the match in opposition to Huesca took him to the highest of matches performed in all competitions.
Of the earlier 766 video games, Messi’s file stands at received 535, drawn 140 and misplaced 91.
Unsurprisingly, he has performed extra video games in La Liga than every other competitors. His look in opposition to Huesca took his home league complete to 510 – with 149 Champions League video games, 79 within the Copa Del Rey, 20 within the Spanish Tremendous Cup, 5 within the Membership World Cup and 4 within the European Tremendous Cup.
Messi, who made his debut for the membership in 2005, stands above all Barca gamers when it comes to targets scored, as he has 658 to his title – some 426 away from second-placed Cesar Rodriguez.
In addition to targets and appearances, it’s no shock that Messi tops the listing of gamers to have received essentially the most trophies for the membership. He has 34 to his title, with Barca pushing to extend the tally in La Liga and Copa Del Rey this time period.
Xavi on Messi
The pair cast an in depth bond throughout the glory years that noticed Barca plunder Champions Leagues and Liga titles.
Messi is a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, and Xavi charges him greater than anybody else who has performed the sport.
“Ronaldinho is on the degree of one of the best, maybe what he lacked was consistency,” Xavi stated. “Maybe he lacked consistency in being at his peak. For me, solely Messi is above Ronaldinho due to the consistency of the previous few years.
“Messi is one of the best in historical past.”
Messi on Xavi
Messi is just not identified for lengthy speeches in entrance of the media, however what he stated about Xavi was telling – given the expertise in Spanish soccer.
“He’s one of the best participant within the historical past of Spanish soccer,” Messi stated of his former team-mate.