Lionel Messi: A look at his unbreakable records
Football GOAT Lionel Messi has been a revelation for many years now at Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine has mastered the art of terrific records and goals. The versatile forward, who has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or a record six times, has been part of a highly successful career at club level. Here we look at his unbreakable records.
Messi's 438-goal tally is a league record and it's one for the ages. The next best goal-scorer amongst active players is Karim Benzema (162). Messi has the most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and is followed by former Real ace Cristiano Ronaldo (34). No other active La Liga players have more than 10.
When it comes to most goals in a La Liga season, Messi's tally of 50 in 2011-12 has remained as it is. The Argentine has won the most La Liga titles as a non Spanish player (10). Messi has the record for most La Liga appearances by a foreign player (475). He holds the record for most home goals in a season (35).
Messi has always been a one-club man and all of his 114 career Champions League goals have come for Barcelona. He is the leading goal-scorer for a single club in the competition. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has the next best tally (106 goals for Real Madrid). Messi's superb UCL record for a single club could remain intact forever.
Messi has scored a whopping 627 goals for Barcelona across competitions. No other player has even breached the 250-goal mark. Messi also has the most assists in La Liga history (175). His 34 trophies with the club is a record which could stay on forever.