Sunday, February 17th, 2013
Saturday night in La Liga saw Lionel Messi reach another landmark.
Messi guided Barcelona to another La Liga victory with two goals at Granada to secure a comeback 2-1 win that extends their lead at the top of the table in what is turning into a swashbuckling season.
At just 25 years of age, Lionel Messi needed just 365 matches to hit 301 goals at an average of 0.86 a goal per match.
The breakdown of the 301 goals is as follows: 206 in La Liga, 56 in the Champions League, 24 in the Copa del Rey, 10 in the Spanish Super Cup, 4 in the Club World Cup and 1 in the European Super Cup.
In terms of how the goals went in, Lionel Messi has notched 243 goals with his left foot, 44 with the right, 12 were headers, 1 with his hand and 1 with his body.
The truth is though, as the graph on the left shows, the current Lionel Messi records are even more astounding.
“The Flea” is the first player in history to score in 12 Liga away games in a single season and his tally of 37 goals in a league campaign in 2012/2013 so far would make him top goal scorer in every single campaign ever played in Spain, bar 3.
You do wonder how AC Milan think they can contain Lionel Messi in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The incredible video of all 301 (great) Lionel Messi goals is below.