Messi’s Career and Achievements

Tom A. Foster
September 5, 2022
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Messi’s Career

Shown as one of the best football players in the world, Lionel Messi has won the Golden Shoe award 7 times in his career. However, Messi’s career and achievements are not limited to this. The Argentine star also received the FIFA World Player award in 2009.

Referred to as a Barcelona legend, Messi holds the record for most goals scored in La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, and UEFA Super Cup. He also has the title of officially the player with the most assists in the world. In his Barcelona adventure, which he started in 2004, Messi scored 672 goals in 778 matches in 17 years.

Messi’s World Records

One of the biggest names in football history, Messi managed to break many records around the world. Some of Messi’s world records can be listed as follows:

  • The first player to win 4 Ballon d’Or in a row (2009-2012)
  • Top scorer for a single club – Barcelona, 672 goals
  • Most assists for a single club – Barcelona, 268 assists
  • The footballer with the most trophies with a single club – Barcelona, 35 trophies
  • Top scorer in a local league – La Liga, 474 goals
  • The only footballer to score more than 30 goals in 13 sequential seasons

Of course, the records that Messi broke are not limited to these. Moreover, he is still actively playing football and it is only a matter of time before he breaks new records.

Messi’s Player Profile

Within the scope of Messi’s player profile, it is possible to say that his short stature gives him an advantage. In this way, the center of gravity is lower and it becomes easier to get rid of its competitors. Although he doesn’t look very strong physically, his upper body strength is quite high.

Able to move very fast both with and without the ball,  Messi is a true master at destroying his opponents. With both goal kicks and assists, the Argentine star is known for his offensive runs to quickly break through the defensive line. Also his skill on free kicks and accuracy on penalties help make him one of the best in history.

Author Tom A. Foster

Tom is a huge sports fan and a semi-professional sports bettor. His favorite teams are the New York Knicks and the Green Bay Packers. These days, he mostly bets on Stake.com and Sportsbet.io. When he's not writing or watching sports, he enjoys hiking.