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Lionel Messi, the man of (almost) all records


While he has just equaled the number of matches played under the colors of FC Barcelona against Huesca (4-1), tied with Xavi, the Catalan number 10 adds another record to his record worthy of one of the most great players in football history. 

The news went around the world.

Against Huesca for account of the 27th day of the championship, Lionel Messi equaled the number of games played with FC Barcelona (767), equaling his former teammate Xavi.

This new feat was as much talked about as the stake of this confrontation in itself, where the Catalans had the possibility of returning to 4 points of the Colchoneros, leader.

Nothing more was needed for "la Pulga" in order to combine the useful with the pleasant.

This meeting against Huesca turned into a gala match for the Argentine international, author of a new double (4-1).

Two new creations from outside the area of ​​which he alone has the secret.

Oohhh the golazo of Lionel Messi !!!!

☄️ An unstoppable missile which shoots full skylight

- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) March 16, 2021

At 33, the Argentina international has registered his name on 24 exploits since the 2004-2005 season, the year of his promotion to the first team.

Beyond the last record obtained in 17 seasons, Messi had already beaten the number of minutes played with FC Barcelona.

Messi is currently at 62,375 against 58,675 for former Catalan midfielder Xavi.

He participated in 40 more meetings than his friend.

Achieve Josef Bican's 805 goals

Throughout his career, the Argentine number 10 has broken many personal bests.

Starting with the number of goals scored for the same club, formerly owned by Pelé.

The Argentine has found the net 661 times, 18 more than the Brazilian legend.

La Pulga's favorite playground is in La Liga where he has won everything.

The number of goals scored (465), league wins (378), doubles (94), trebles (36) or even assists (189) to lead to 34 titles with Barcelona (a record).

#Messi in @LaLiga

08/09 - 23⚽

09/10 - 34⚽

10/11 - 31⚽

11/12 - 50⚽

12/13 - 46⚽

13/14 - 28⚽

14/15 - 43⚽

15/16 - 26⚽

16/17 - 37⚽

17/18 - 34⚽

18/19 - 36⚽

19/20 - 25⚽

20/21 - 21⚽ ...

- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) March 16, 2021

This series extends across Europe including the number of goals scored over a year in 2012 (91), which enabled it to lift 6 Golden Balls and as many Golden Shoes.

From now on, the hardest part remains for Lionel Messi to get the record of Josef Bican and his 805 goals scored during his career.

For the moment, it totals 732.

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