Argentine striker Leo Messi brings together the main records in the history of Barcelona, after having equaled Xavi Hernández’s record as a footballer with the most official matches played (767) with the Catalan team.
In addition to this milestone, Messi also holds the record of being the Barça player with the most goals (661), the most titles (34) and the most victories (536) in the 121-year history of the entity..
Beyond his club-level records, the Argentine has also achieved world milestones. For example, He is the footballer on the planet with the most Ballon d’Or (6) and the only player in history to have won the main individual awards in the same season: Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player, Pichichi and Golden Boot.
This happened in 2009-10, when Barça extended to a ‘sextete’ the initial ‘treble’ achieved in the previous campaign, with Pep Guardiola with a coach, and that led Messi to win LaLiga, the Copa del Rey, La Liga. Champions, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
Since this season, in addition, Messi also holds the world record for being the top scorer in the same club. With his current 661 with Barça, he exceeds the 643 that he scored in Santos between 1956 and 1974.
His voracity also extends to LaLiga, where he is:
– The player with the most Pichichi Trophies: He holds seven of these awards that award the top scorer of a season (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20) .
– The all-time top scorer: accumulates 465 goals in 510 games.
– Top scorer in a single season: Scored 50 goals in 2011-12.
– The player who has scored the most different teams: He has beaten 38 different rivals in the First Division.