Lionel Messi’s Career Goals
Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers of all time, having won numerous awards and accolades. But how many career goals has he scored? Let’s take a closer look at Messi’s goal-scoring achievements!
Goals Scored in La Liga
In La Liga, Lionel Messi has scored an impressive 438 goals in 474 league appearances. This places him at the top of the total-goals leaderboard for the competition and makes him the all-time top scorer in La Liga history.
Goals Scored in the Champions League
Messi has also managed to score 118 goals in the UEFA Champions League. His total stands second only to his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored a record 133 goals in the Champions League.
Goals Scored for Barcelona
Of Messi’s goals in La Liga and the Champions League, 499 have been scored while representing Barcelona. This puts him at the top of the all-time Barcelona goal-scoring record with teammate Luis Suárez in second place with 171 goals.
Overall Goals Scored
In total, Lionel Messi has scored a staggering 656 goals in 750 matches, with his best goal-scoring season coming in the 2011/2012 season where he scored an incredible 73 goals in 60 matches. That season saw Messi become the first player in history to have reached the 50-goal mark in two separate seasons.
In addition to these career goals, Messi has also created a record number of assists (271) throughout his career. This puts him at the top of the total assists leaderboard in La Liga and the Champions League.
Lionel Messi has cemented his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Having scored a total of 656 goals in 750 matches, Messi is certainly a goal-scoring machine. With his best goal-scoring season coming in the 2011/2012 season, he has been unstoppable and is sure to keep the goal-scoring record high for years to come!