Leo Messi made history, again, this Sunday with FC Barcelona. The Argentine surpassed Xavi as the player with the most appearances for the Barça shirt since the club was founded with 768 matches.
More than a decade in which the ’10’ has become the best footballer of all time in the Barça entity and that has left its mark in the form of goals and titles, leading what has been the best generation of the club.
In 768 games, the Argentine’s balance is 537 victories, 140 draws and 91 defeats, a feat to which Messi has contributed with a total of 663 goals, well above César Rodríguez, a Barça player in the 40s and 50s who garnered 230 in his career as a Barça player. He is also the player with the most goals in a calendar year (91) and the most in the same season (73).
The current captain of Barça has played more than 62,000 minutes in which he has distributed 291 assists in all official competitions that he has harvested with the elastic Blaugrana. In the current season, the Argentine appears as an outstanding top scorer after the double against Real Sociedad that places him with 23 goals in the league, for a total of 29 adding Champions and Copa del Rey.
Leo Messi has conquered 10 leagues with FC Barcelona, four Champions, six King’s Cups, eight Spanish Super Cups, three European Cups and three Club World Cups; in addition to six Ballon d’Or as an individual distinction. A record of legend for the greatest legend of the Catalan team.