Numbers behind Lionel Messi's magical 800

Sports Tak Staff
March 242023

Lionel Messi smashed his 800th career goal from a free-kick during a friendly against Panama. 

It took the World Cup-winning captain 18 years to achieve this special milestone. 

Since then, 232 goalkeepers have conceded goals against Messi before Thursday.

Breaking it down, Messi has 701 club goals for PSG and Barcelona and 99 goals for Argentina. 

His favourite club to score against is Atletico Madrid (32). 

However, Athletic Bilbao (29), Valencia (31) and Real Madrid (26) are right up there. 

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) said that Cristiano Ronaldo is the first to 800 career goals. 

This makes Messi the second to reach that figure. 

In 2022, he score 35 goals, including seven en route to World Cup success with Argentina.

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