Legendary footballer Lionel Messi is celebrating his 36th birthday today.
Legendary footballer Lionel Messi is celebrating his 36th birthday today. Messi, who has scored over 800 international and club goals, has dominated the world of football for the past two decades and remains one of the best footballers of all time despite the end of his career. In this article, we are telling you about Messi’s top 10 big records (Lionel Messi Records).
Messi began his professional career with Spanish team Barcelona in 2003 through the youth ranks. He made his first appearance for the senior team at the age of 17 on 16 October 2004 in a La Liga game against Espanyol at the Estadio Olimpico Lewis Co. Since then, he has created one record after another in Barcelona and La Liga.
After spending a record-breaking 18 years at Camp Nou, Messi will join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in August 2021. He won two league titles in Paris and then moved to USA’s Major League Soccer team Inter Miami in June 2023. At the international level, Messi won the Copa America in 2021 and the FIFA World Cup in 2022 as a captain, ending a 36-year wait for Argentina.
Top 10 records of Lionel Messi:
- Messi has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award (World Player of the Year) a record 7 times
- Messi holds the record for most goals scored for a single club – 672 goals for Barcelona
- Messi is Argentina’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 103 goals and also holds the record for most appearances (175).
- Messi has scored more than 807 goals in his career and is behind only Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 838 goals.
- Messi has the record of scoring 474 goals in La Liga
- Messi also holds the record for most assists in La Liga with 192
- Messi holds the record for most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and Copa America (17).
- Messi has won a club-record 34 trophies with Barcelona
- Messi has the record of playing 26 times in the FIFA World Cup.
- Messi is the only player to win the FIFA Golden Ball (Player of the Tournament) award twice.