With its ownership in the Argentina Selection in view of Paraguay on the America Cup, Lionel Messi has 147 appearances for the Albiceleste and equals Javier Mascherano’s record of appearances.
Since his debut with the Major in 2005, in the friendly in which he was quickly sent off against Hungary, La Pulga became the top figure of the team and a fixture in each of the calls.
El Jefecito, who was also his partner in Barcelona, reached 147 meetings between 2003 and 2018, when he said goodbye after participating in the World Cup in Russia.
In third place is Javier Zanetti, with 142 games between 1994 and 2011.
LEO MESSI MAKES HISTORY! The 10 equals, against Paraguay in the Copa América, Javier Mascherano: the Argentine players with the most matches in the National Team. pic.twitter.com/GZX9E10leT
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