How Many Goals Has Messi Scored In His Career 2022 (Updated): Messi Total Career Goals (2005-2022)

How Many Goals Has Messi Scored In His Career: Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players in world football. He became the first footballer to win the Ballon d’Or 6 times, a prize awarded annually by France Football magazine to the best player in the world.

Leo spent almost his entire career at Barcelona and with the Catalan club, he managed to win more than 30 trophies, including 4 UEFA Champions League Cups. And today, Messi is already playing for PSG, where he moved in the summer of 2021. The Argentine strikes with his talent as a scorer, and in almost every match he scores a goal. This article provides complete information on how many goals Messi has scored throughout his career.

Messi Goals For Clubs and National Team

Throughout his career, Lionel Messi has scored over 800 goals, including official and unofficial matches. He is also one of the best assists in the history of football and has provided over 300 assists to date. Below is a table with information about the player’s goals in all tournaments for all teams.

How Many Goals Has Messi Scored In His Career

TEAMSGOALSMATCHESAVERAGE
PSG15380.39
Barcelona6727780.86
Argentina861620.53
TOTAL7739780.79

Messi Goals For Argentine National Team

COMPETITIONGOALSMATCHES
friendly4048
South American Qualifiers2760
America Cup1334
world Cup619
TOTAL86162

Messi Total Goals For PSG (Paris Saint-Germain)

COMPETITIONGOALSPGG/PG
Ligue 19270.32
Champions League580.63
French Cup000.0
French Super Cup111.0
TOTAL15380.39

Messi’s Total Goals For FC Barcelona

COMPETITIONGOALSMATCHES 
The league474520
Champions League120149
Copa del Rey5680
European Super Cup34
Club World Cup55
Spain Supercup1420
TOTAL672778

Messi’s Total Goals in LaLiga

The most played competition by Lionel Messi. The 38 games of each season have made Lionel Messi the top scorer in the Spanish league.

Barça’s ’10’ has been scoring goals since 2005, with a goalscoring average of over 0.9 goals/game and accumulating more than 450 goals in as many games. The second in the table is Cristiano Ronaldo who improves the average of the Argentine but accumulates fewer appearances in the competition.

Which Team has Messi Scored the Most Goals Against?

#RivalGoalsAverage
1Sevilla F.C.380.88
2Atletico Madrid320.74
3Valencia CF310.86
4Athletic Bilbao290.71
5Real Betis Balompie261.08
6real Madrid FC260.58
7Osasuna Athletic Club251.14
8Real Club Deportivo Espanyol250.71
9Raise UD241.05
10Getafe CF210.78
11SD Eibar201.82
12Royal Sports Club of La Coruna201.18
13Vallecano Ray181.64
14Real society180.67
15Royal Sports Club Majorca161.14
16Villarreal CF160.57
17Granada C.F.151.00
18Royal Saragossa140.88
19Royal Celtic Club of Vigo140.74
20Deportivo Alaves131.08
21UD Almeria131.08
22Malaga CF130.68

Messi Record of Goals in a season in the Spanish league

  • Best mark – 50 goals in LaLiga in the 2011/12 season
  • Second best mark – 45 goals in LaLiga in the 2012/13 season

Record Holder For The Number of Goals For Barcelona

On May 1, 2019, Lionel Messi scored his 600th goal for Barcelona. It happened in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Liverpool, which the Catalans won 3-0. Leo scored a double in that match: the first goal was the 599th for the forward, and the second from a free-kick was the six hundredth anniversary.


How Many Free Kicks Has Messi Scored in His Career


The Argentinean perfectly executed this free-kick and from 27 meters drove the ball into the top nine of the goal, which was defended by one of the best goalkeepers in the world – Alisson Becker.

Note that Lionel scored his debut goal for Barça exactly 14 years ago on May 1, 2005. The Argentine striker confidently tops the list of Barcelona’s all-time top scorers and, apparently, no one will be able to overtake him!

How many goals has Messi scored from penalties?

Messi has managed to score a total of 103 goals from the penalty spot.

How Many Free Kicks Goals Has Messi Scored

At the end of October 2019, Messi scored the 50th goal from a free-kick. It happened in the La Liga match against Valladolid. The striker scored his first goal from a free-kick in 2008 at the Camp Nou against Atlético Madrid. It should be noted that Leo scored 50 goals from set-pieces for Barcelona and 8 for the Argentina national team.

Most often, Leo scored more than 66% of all goals from free-kicks in the Spanish Example, he also upset an opponent 5 times in the Champions League. Most of all, the “alien” scored from set-pieces against Espanyol (6), and Sevilla managed to ship 5 goals and three against Atlético.

Messi Stats As an Assistant

Leo is not only a high-class striker but also an excellent playmaker. Over the years, the Argentine has gained experience and now often acts smart, pulling into the depths, and from there begins the attacks of his team.

The big plus of Messi is that he is not selfish. If the player sees that the partner has opened up better for striking, then he will definitely give him a pass. Today, Messi is one of the best assistants in 21 Century.

  • 240 assists – At club level, excluding friendlies
  • 168 assists – In La Liga
  • 33 assists – In European competition
  • 39 assists – Other competitions (Spanish Cup/Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, CWC)
  • 47 passes – For the Argentina national team (including friendly competitions)

How Many Hat Tricks Does Messi Have in His Career?

TEAM HAT TRICKS (3) POKER (4) REPÓKER (5)
BARCELONA 48 6 1
ARGENTINA 7 0 0
TOTAL 55 6 2

Leo rarely leaves the field without a goal scored, and sometimes the Latin American Godeodor manages to chalk up 2, 3, 4, or even 5 goals in 90 minutes of play. 5 goals are problematic, but three for Messi is not a problem at all.


 

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During his career, including clubs and the national team, he scored 55 hat-tricks. Leo noted his first 3 goals in one match in La Liga on March 10, 2007, against Celta. Since then, in the championship of Spain, the Argentinean has scored 34 more times, 3 goals each.

In the Champions League, Messi has 8 hat-tricks, and for the Albiceleste team, he distinguished himself by such an achievement 6 times. At the moment, Lionel is actively fighting Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of the number of hat tricks.

Messi’s Unique Goals Scoring Records

Lionel Messi is a goal-scoring machine, there is no better way to express his incredible goalscoring talent. The football player scores consistently and does not notice how he sets new records. Here are some of the best ones:

  • The best scorer in the history of La Liga (474 goals scored, for comparison, the second Ronaldo has 4511 goals).
  • In 2012, Messi broke the 40-year-old record of the legendary Gerd Müller when he scored 91 goals in a calendar year (96 when friendlies are included).
  • In the 2012-2013 La Liga season, Leo scored in 21 matches in a row.
  • Lionel is the top scorer in the history of the Argentina national team with 70 goals. The second Diego Armando Maradona has only 34 goals in his entire career).
  • In 2012, Messi became the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score 5 goals in one match.

How Messi Scores Goals

The Argentine striker is known throughout the world as an excellent dribbler. Its incredible passages are admired by millions of football fans around the globe. He alone can beat the entire defense of the opponent and delicately put the ball into the corner of the goal. Leo has made hundreds of such passes in his career, and most of them ended in a goal.


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Messi is left-handed, and it is with his left foot, in most cases, that he hits the opponent’s goal. Basically, he scores from the penalty area. Also, the forward is famous for the masterful execution of free kicks.

Best of all, he gets shots from a distance of 17-25 meters to the goal. He’s also good at taking penalties. In the head game, the Argentine is not strong, since with his height it is problematic to win the fight against tall defenders and score a goal.

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