The GOAT of Catalonia: Messi becomes Barca's most decorated player
Barcelona's Spanish Super Cup victory against Sevilla has added another feather in the already glorious cap of Lionel Messi. He has now surpassed Andres Iniesta to become the most decorated player in the history of Blaugrana. The Argentine international, already, has several club and world records to his name and this achievement will only enhance his illustrious legacy. Here's more on it.
Messi surpasses the record earlier set by Andres Iniesta
Messi and his long time team-mate and friend Andres Iniesta were earlier tied as the most decorated players in Blaugrana history, with 32 titles to their name. Together, these two have won 9 La Liga and 4 Champions League titles. Their trophy haul together boasts of 6 Copa del Reys, 7 Spanish Super Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, and 3 FIFA Club World Cups.
Messi's many glorious achievements
The 'Little Magician' won his first La Liga title in 2004-05 while playing alongside another legend, Ronaldinho. He has won a record 5 Ballon d'Ors alongside Ronaldo. He also has a record 5 Golden Shoes to his name. Messi and Barca have won two trebles in 2008-09 and 2014-15, a record unmatched in football history. Messi also has the highest goals in Barca history.
Barcelona have honored their hero in this Twitter post
La Pulga has been appointed the new captain of Barcelona
After Iniesta's departure, Messi has been named the captain of Barcelona for the 2018-19 season. As per the rules, Barcelona have named their four captains who will lead the squad- Messi will be followed by Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto. All four captains are graduates from Barcelona's academy, La Masia.