There is no one that has scored more goals for Barcelona than Lionel Messi who just added two more against Granada and went over the barrier of 300.
After looking at Infostrada Sports I managed to conclude these stats behind Messi’s genius, so if you like numbers you are going to love this …
Of the 301 goals Messi has scored, 207 have been in La Liga, 56 in Champions League, 24 in Copa Del Rey, 10 in Super Cup, 4 FIFA Club World Cup, and 1 in Europa’s Super Cup.
But who played the ball to Messi all these times? Well, the result will probably surprise you. In spot Number one we find Dani Alves with 31 assists, followed by Xavi’s 28, Iniesta’s 27, Pedro’s 18, and NY Red Bulls star Thierry Henry with 9.
The first goals Messi scored were against Albacete in 2005. Messi actually scored two identical goals but the first was ruled offside. Both of them were assisted by the times soccer genius Ronaldinho.
How did Messi score? Well, according to Infostrada Sports he has scored 244 goals with his left foot, 44 with his right, 12 with his head (one in the Champions League final against Manchester United), and one last goal, surprisingly, with his hand.
Something that truly amazed me is Messi’s ability to score against the best competition. He has scored 20 goals against Atlético Madrid and 17 on Real Madrid. That is also equal to 17 goals on Iker Casillas, who arguably is the best goalkeeper in the world.
As of his last game against Granada he has now scored in 14 La Liga games in a row, and is currently leading the top scoring competition with 37 goal
All we can do is take our hats off and thank him for the show he provides us with.
After the jump you can take in Messi’s first 234 goals. We apologize for missing 65 of his goals, but much like Messi’s talent, we’ll just have to leave that to the imagination.