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
Messi Goals For Argentine National Team
|South American Qualifiers||27||60|
Messi Total Goals For PSG (Paris Saint-Germain)
|French Super Cup||1||1||1.0|
Messi’s Total Goals For FC Barcelona
|Copa del Rey||56||80|
|European Super Cup||3||4|
|Club World Cup||5||5|
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?
|5||Real Betis Balompie||26||1.08|
|6||real Madrid FC||26||0.58|
|7||Osasuna Athletic Club||25||1.14|
|8||Real Club Deportivo Espanyol||25||0.71|
|12||Royal Sports Club of La Coruna||20||1.18|
|15||Royal Sports Club Majorca||16||1.14|
|19||Royal Celtic Club of Vigo||14||0.74|
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.
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)|
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.
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.
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.