The Argentina ahead turns 32 in June, however continues to wow soccer followers
Lionel Messi continues to interrupt data yearly.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner guided Barcelona to the LaLiga title this season and will add to his trophy cupboard once they tackle Valencia within the Copa del Rey closing on Saturday.
Messi turns 32 in June, however remains to be persevering with to set and break data in 2019.
The Argentina worldwide has netted 51 targets this season in what has been one other prolific marketing campaign.
Right here, talkSPORT take a look at the milestones Messi has reached for the reason that flip of the yr.
Broke the 40-goal mark for a 10th consecutive season
Messi scored his 39th and 40th goals of the season in a 2-0 win over Espanyol in March. He has always passed the 40-goal mark since netting 47 times in the 2008/09 campaign. He is on 50 goals now, with 36 coming in LaLiga, 12 in the Champions League and two in the Copa del Rey.
Moved past Iniesta for all-time Barcelona appearances
Messi‘s 675th game for Barcelona against Espanyol in March saw him leapfrog legendary midfielder Iniesta into second for all-time appearances for the club. Now, Messi is on 686 and is chasing down Xavi’s 767 record.
Reached 600-goal milestone
Messi scored his 600th objective for Barcelona by netting a stunning 25-yard free-kick against Liverpool in the Champions League earlier this month.
Transformed his 50th LaLiga penalty for Barcelona
Messi scored his 50th penalty in Spain’s top-flight when he transformed from the spot in opposition to Valencia in February. Solely former Actual Madrid stars Hugo Sanchez (56) and Cristiano Ronaldo (61) have scored extra.
Quickest participant in Europe to succeed in 20 league targets
Messi’s penalty in opposition to Valencia additionally noticed him hit 20 league targets quicker than any participant in Europe’s high 5 divisions. It was the 11th season in a row the place he’d scored 20 targets.
First participant to attain 400 LaLiga targets
Messi scored his 400th LaLiga objective in simply 435 appearances throughout Barcelona’s 3-Zero win over Eibar in January. Barca boss Ernesto Valverde heaped reward on his star man on yet one more historic night time.
He stated: “However 400 is ridiculous. It’s straightforward to say it, however in case you stack [the goals] one after the opposite. The numbers are stratospheric, unimaginable. Messi is a rare participant from one other galaxy.”
Most LaLiga wins
Messi surpassed Actual Madrid legend Iker Casillas’ 334 LaLiga wins after scoring in a 2-Zero win in opposition to Atletico Madrid in April. The winger is on 339 victories and counting.