How Many Goals Did Lionel Messi Score in His Career?
Lionel Messi has been touted as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He has been a regular member of the Barcelona since 2004 and has since made some remarkable records on the football field. But one of the most impressive feats he has achieved is the number of goals he has scored. So, how many goals did Lionel Messi score in his career?
Goals Scored at Barcelona
Lionel Messi has played all his professional football career with Barcelona and has scored some remarkable goals with the team. As of June 2020, he has scored:
- 662 goals in 748 appearances at Barcelona
- Six hat-tricks in the Champions League group stages
Goals Scored at International Level
Apart from his club career, Lionel Messi has also scored a significant number of goals with the Argentina national football team. His most memorable moment in international football was the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he scored four goals and was awarded the Golden Ball. At international level, Messi has scored:
- 70 goals in 144 appearances for Argentina
- Scored a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifier against Ecuador in 2017
Overall Career Goals
So with all of his goals counted, Lionel Messi has an overall total of 732 career goals. This is a remarkable feat and is a testament to the talent of the legendary footballer. Along the way, he has scored hat-tricks in club-level and international-level competitions. He is also the top scorer in Barcelona’s history and is one of the most renowned footballers in the world.