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100 Unimaginable Club Records Of Messi

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With every passing week, Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi seems to hit another landmark or break a new record. 

While you only need to watch Messi play to know that he’s one of the greatest footballers of all time, it’s always worth looking at his incredible statistics to underline that fact.

We’ve taken a look at 100 of the records that Messi has equalled or broken while playing for Barcelona – there are plenty more from his time with Argentina, too…

 

Barcelona records 

– Since making his first-team debut against Espanyol in October 2004, Messi has made another 767 appearances for Barcelona. He’s now surpassed former team-mate Xavi to become their highest all-time appearance maker.

– He is their top appearance maker in La Liga (511) and the Copa del Rey (79).

– Unsurprisingly, Messi is also Barcelona’s all-time leading goalscorer with 663 goals in those 768 appearances.

– He’s their top goalscorer in La Liga (467), the Champions League (120 goals) and European competitions (123).

– During his 17 seasons at Barcelona, he has won 35 titles for the club, which is more than any other player.

– The forward has won more La Liga matches for Barcelona (379) than any other player.

– He’s been on the winning side for Barcelona a record 537 times in all competitions.

– No player has scored more Barcelona hat-tricks than Messi (48).

– No player has scored more Barcelona hat-tricks in La Liga than Messi (36).

– He’s the only Barcelona player to have ever scored eight hat-tricks in a single La Liga season.

– No player has scored more Barcelona free-kicks than Messi (47).

– He holds the record for the most home goals scored by a Barcelona player in a single season after netting 46 in 2011–12.

– Messi is the first Barcelona player to be the top goalscorer in four or more La Liga seasons (currently seven and counting).

– In 2011-12, Messi became the first Barcelona player to have scored and assisted in six different official competitions in one season.

– Messi scored 14 Champions League goals in 2011-12, more than any Barcelona player has ever managed in a single season.

– No Barcelona player has scored more than his 25 goals in the Catalan derby against Espanyol.

– No Barcelona player has scored more than his 27 goals in the Athletic–Barcelona Clasico.

– No Barcelona player has made more appearances (44), scored more goals (27) or registered more assists (14) than Messi in El Clasico.

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Spanish records 

– In 2014, Messi overtook Telmo Zarra as La Liga’s top goalscorer. He now has 467 goals in the competition.

– He’s the first player to reach 300, 350, 400 and 450 La Liga goals.

– Messi is the first player to reach 150 La Liga assists.

– He holds the record for most La Liga victories with 379.

– No foreign player has made more La Liga appearances than Messi (511).

– Messi holds the record for the most La Liga titles won by a non-Spanish individual with 10.

– He’s won the Pichichi trophy as La Liga’s top scorer seven times, more than any other player in the history in the competition.

– The forward scored 50 league goals in 2011-12 and is the only player to reach a half-century in a single La Liga season.

 

– Messi’s tally of 59 league goals in 2012 is the most any La Liga player has recorded in a calendar year.

– He holds the record for the most home La Liga goals scored in a 38-game season with 35 in 2011–12.

– Messi holds the record for the most La Liga home matches scored in a 38-game season with 16 in 2011–12.

– He holds the record for the most away La Liga goals scored in a 38-game season with 24 in 2012–13.

– The forward holds the record for most La Liga away matches scored in a 38-game season with 15 in 2012–13.

– He holds the record for most teams scored against in a La Liga season: 19 in 2012–13. 

– Messi is the only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga, registering 30 goals across 19 matches in 2012-13.

– No player has scored more La Liga braces than Messi (114).

– No player has scored more La Liga hat-tricks than Messi (36).

– He’s the only player to have ever scored eight hat-tricks in a single La Liga season.

– No player has scored more direct free-kicks in La Liga than Messi (38).

 

– We can’t believe he’s only won eight La Liga Player of the Month awards, but it’s still more than any other player – Antoine Griezmnan is in second place with six.

– Nobody can match his six Best Player in La Liga awards.

– Nobody can match his seven Best Forward in La Liga awards.

– As well as being a goalscorer, Messi also holds the record for the most assists in La Liga with 191.

– In 2019-20, he broke the record for most assists in a La Liga season with 21.

– The Argentina international is the top goalscorer in the Supercopa de Espana with 14 goals.

– He is the only player to have scored in seven Supercopa de Espana finals.

– He holds the record for most appearances in a Copa del Rey final with nine.

– He holds the record for most Copa del Rey finals scored in with six.

 

– Messi has provided six assists in Copa del Rey finals, more than any other player.

– He holds the record for most dribbles completed in a Copa del Rey match, recording 23 against Villarreal in 2008.

– Messi is the only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga.

– He holds the record for most league matches scored in a 38-game season, finding the back of the net in 27 games in 2012–13.

– During his career, Messi has scored against a record 38 different La Liga opponents. 

– He also holds the record for the most La Liga stadiums scored at (38).

– Messi is the only player to be top goalscorer and top assist provider in the same La Liga season, doing so in 2018–19 and 2019–20.

– In 2012-13, he broke the record for most consecutive away La Liga matches scored in with 13.

– Messi is the first player to score in 15, 16 and 17 consecutive La Liga seasons.

– He’s the only player to score 20+ goals in 10, 11, 12 and 13 consecutive La Liga seasons.

– The Barcelona star is the only player to score 30+ goals in seven different La Liga seasons.

– He’s the only player to score 10+ goals in 13, 14 and 15 consecutive La Liga seasons.

– Aged 25 years and seven months, he was the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.

– Messi holds the record for most dribbles completed in a La Liga match, recording 15 against Real Betis in 2007.

– Having scored 59 goals in 2012, he holds the record for most La Liga goals scored in a calendar year.

European records 

– Messi has won six European Golden Shoe awards, more than any other player.

– He’s the fastest player to reach 300 goals in any of Europe’s top five leagues, doing so in just 334 matches.

– He’s the fastest player to reach 400 goals in any of Europe’s top five leagues, doing so in just 435 matches.

– Messi has 120 Champions League goals for Barcelona and holds the record for most goals scored for a single club in the competition.

– The Argentina international is the fastest player to reach 100 Champions League goals, doing so in just 123 matches.

– No player has scored more Champions League group stage goals than Messi (71).

– No player has scored more Champions League round of 16 goals than Messi (29).

– Messi holds the record for most individual teams scored against in the Champions League with 36.

– He’s the first and only player to score in 16 consecutive seasons of the Champions League.

– He scored five goals against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 – no player has scored more than that in a Champions League game.

 

– Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, he holds the record for most Champions League hat-tricks with eight.

– Alongside Sandor Kocsis and Alfredo Di Stefano, Messi holds the record for most goals scored in a European Cup/Champions League quarter-final match with four.

– He holds the record for most goals scored in a Champions League round of 16 tie, bagging six across two legs against Bayer Leverkusen in 2011-12.

– No player has scored more UEFA Super Cup goals than Messi (3).

– The forward has won three UEFA Goal of the Season awards, more than any other player.

– Alongside Neymar and Javier Zanetti, he holds the record for most dribbles completed in a Champions League tie with 16 against Manchester United in 2008.

 

– In 2016, he became the first player to win the UEFA Goal of the Season award for two consecutive seasons.

– Messi is the youngest player to reach 100 appearances in the Champions League, doing so aged 28 years and 84 days.

– After scoring against AC Milan in 2012, he became the youngest player to reach 50 goals in the Champions League.

– The Barcelona star is the youngest player to finish a season as the Champions League top scorer, doing so aged 21 years and 337 days in 2009.

– Messi was aged 27 years and 300 days when he scored his 400th Barcelona goal, becoming the youngest player to hit that landmark for a single European club.

World records 

– Messi has won six Ballon d’Or awards during his illustrious career, more than any other player.

– He won every Ballon d’Or award between 2009 and 2012 and is the only player to win the trophy in four consecutive years.

– The Argentina international is the youngest two-time, three-time, four-time, five-time and six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

– Having first won the trophy in 2009, he has the largest gap between his first and last Ballon d’Or awards.

 

– In 2012-13 he became the first footballer to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league.

– Messi holds the record for most (official) assists provided in football history with 309.

– Nobody has scored more official goals for a single club than Messi’s 663 goals for Barcelona.

– He holds the record for most goals scored in all club competitions in a calendar year with 79 in 2012.

– He holds the record for most goals scored in a club season with 73 in 2011–12. 

– Messi scored in 21 consecutive matches in 2012-13, the longest goalscoring run in a domestic league.

– He’s the only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball, winning one in 2009 and 2011.

 

– He’s the only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player award, winning it in 2009 and 2011.

– Messi is the only player to score more than 40 goals in 10 consecutive seasons.

– In 2011, he became the first player to score and assist in six different club competitions in a calendar year.

– He’s the only player to score in six different club competitions in a calendar year twice, doing so in 2011 and 2015.

– The Argentina international is the only player to score 60+ goals in all competitions in two consecutive seasons.

– Messi became the first player to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league in 2012–13.

– He has been named in the FIFPro World 11 a record 14 times.

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