Updated 03/15/2021 6:58 PM
The history books of Barcelona already need new reissues.
The internet pages are already being updated.
Everything is Messi.
The top scorer, the greatest assister, the one who won the most Pichichis and titles and now also the player who played the most official matches, for a few days just like Xavi, whom he has just equaled in 767 games.
Next Sunday, from minute 0 on the visit to Real Sociedad, he will be the absolute owner of the record.
In tune with the new record, Lionel celebrated with a great goal (left-footed shot at the angle and also another record), at 13 minutes, against Huesca, at the end of the 27th.
LaLiga date, which Atlético de Madrid leads and now Koeman's team is only four points behind.
He also made the final 4-1 in the last minute.
The story of this romance with the Blaugrana and that it is not yet known if it will continue in the next season began on October 16, 2004, 16 years and months ago, in the Catalan derby against Espanyol.
That little flea is now the King of records.
☝️ # Messi767 ☝️
🐐 The world of football, at the feet of Leo #Messi pic.twitter.com/zbk0GYNjm2
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) March 15, 2021
The highest percentage of matches were played by League, 510 of the 767 (66%).
Xavi, who left the club in 2015, played 505. The Argentine forward also has 149 Champions League games, 79 in the Copa del Rey, 20 in the Spanish Super Cup, 5 in the Club World Cup and 4 in the European Super Cup.
Xavi is at the top in only one area: 157 games in the Champions League.
In addition, 70 in the Copa del Rey, 14 in the Spanish Super Cup, 13 in the Europa League, 5 in the Club World Cup and 3 in the European Super Cup.
The Catalan crack played 17 seasons.
Messi is also completing the 17th.
"It had to be Leo. It is an honor that the best player in the world and, for me, in history is the one who surpasses me," said Xavi in the run-up to the match against Huesca.
And in dialogue with the newspaper Mundo Deportivo de Barcelona, he added: “It was a pleasure to see him play and to have been able to share a dressing room and so many things with Leo.
It is an honor and a marvel that Leo is the one who surpasses my record of games played, because I also have a friendly relationship with him. "
𝗟𝗟𝗘𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗦 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/bLyN94GT6o
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_cat) March 15, 2021
The Rosario adds 661 goals in 767 official matches for Barcelona.
With the first who scored against Huesca, he also became the first player to score 20 goals or more in 13 consecutive seasons taking into account the five major leagues.
On March 2, Cristiano Ronaldo had equaled him at 12.
Now he established a new brand.
In addition, Messi has 71 goals in 142 meetings with the Argentine National Team, of which he is also their top scorer and this year he can become the player who played the most games for the Albiceleste.
Impressive figures and a question that remains latent: Can anyone match or exceed everything Messi achieved in the 21st century?
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