The Argentine moved away from his fellow Blaugrana legend within the historical past books after notching up his 768th sport for the membership towards Actual Sociedad
Lionel Messi has written himself into the historical past books as soon as extra after transferring clear on the prime of the checklist of Barcelona’s all-time look makers.
Slightly below every week after drawing degree with fellow Blaugrana legend Xavi towards Huesca, the Argentine has now taken the outright file for the Catalans together with his begin towards Actual Sociedad marking his 768th for the membership.
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 collection of data that will by no means be challenged.
Messi’s haul of data
The 33-year-old Argentine surpassed Xavi earlier within the season on Barca’s checklist of appearance-makers in La Liga alone, however the encounter with Actual Sociedad takes him to the highest of matches performed in all competitions.
Of the earlier 767 video games, Messi’s file stands at received 536, drawn 140 and misplaced 91.
Unsurprisingly, he has performed extra video games in La Liga than another competitors. His look towards Actual Sociedad takes his home league complete to 511 – 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 finishing the numbers.
Messi, who made his debut for the membership in 2005, stands above all Barca gamers by way of objectives scored, as he has 661 to his title – some 429 away from second-placed Cesar Rodriguez.
In addition to objectives and appearances, it’s no shock that Messi tops the checklist 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 the Copa Del Rey this time period.
Xavi on Messi
The pair cast an in depth bond through 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 increased than anybody else who has performed the sport.
“Ronaldinho is on the degree of the most effective, 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 the most effective in historical past.”
Messi on Xavi
Messi isn’t recognized for lengthy speeches in entrance of the media, however what he stated about Xavi was telling – given the expertise in Spanish soccer.
“He’s the most effective participant within the historical past of Spanish soccer,” Messi stated of his former team-mate.