Messi makes his 700th FCB appearance.
Lionel André Messi Cuccitini has reached a milestone 🚩 of 700 appearances for FC Barcelona in all competition. The World Best player, achieved this milestone in his home match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night in the UCL competition Matchday 5. He also made his 700th appearance look grand in style by scoring a goal and providing two assists.
He also decorated the scenario by setting up another record of ; scoring against 34 different teams in the UEFA Champions league. What a night for the Barcelona’s Living legend?
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Lionel Messi made his first appearance for FC Barcelona in 2004 where he has gone on to play for at least 15 years in the clubs shirt with glory. He is an epitome of true loyalty as he has kept his faith and respect for the club. He is also on the verge of signing a life contract with the club. That would be nice. What a way to honour his heroics for the club.
Lionel Messi during his 700 appearances for the club has scored 613 goals and provided 237 assists. During this period he has won nothing less than 34 major trophies 🏆 with a lot of individual awards 🏅. Some of which includes, a 5-time Balon d’or award, 6 pichichi trophies (LA Liga Golden boot ), 6 European Golden boot, a Golden boy award, a number of UEFA Best player award and also 6 FIFA Best player award and a whole lot to mention.
I won’t fail to mention his prowess in magneting trophies. He has won 4 UCL trophies, at least 8 LA Liga titles, a good number of COPA Del Rey’s, 2 club world cups, spanish cups and a lot more.
He has also made this period of 700 games a nice scene with broken and new records set by him.
1. He has the record of the player with the most goals in a calendar year, with 91 goals ⚽.
2. The only player to score 5 goals in a single European game.
3. The player to have scored 4 goals in two different European matches. A record he now shares with a lethal striker, Robert Lewandowski.
4.The most Free kicks scored by a player in a season. A record he hold even more than football clubs.
5. With his goal and assists in the last match, he becomes the only player to reach at least 60 goals+assist in every year for a decade.
I must say he’s got it all.
These are few mentioned out of a stack of records. He has really beautified these years since he first set foot in football. You can say he is a god in the game.
He is also a player with respect who acknowledges those whom is due to be acknowledged. When asked in an interview, if he was the greatest Barcelona player, he simply gave his answers as thus: ” I don’t consider myself, the greatest player in FC Barcelona’s history because I know its Ronaldinho. I can remember my first ever FC Barcelona goal was assisted by him. Do you think he was passing the ball? No, he was simply passing the TORCH 🔥 “.
That answer is Heroic, I must say.
Let’s look forward to seeing him reach other milestones like this. He isn’t stopping. We the football fans won’t do anything rather than to miss him when he would professionally hang his boots.
By: Ikenna Emperor 👑