After an incredible 672 goals in 778 appearances for his beloved Barcelona, Lionel Messi is now a free agent looking for a new club.
The winner of 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Reys, seven Supercopas de Espana, four UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups. The supplier of 305 goal assists and many more moments of individual genius. The man who earned eight Pichichi awards for top-scoring in La Liga, six Ballons d’Or, and six European Golden Shoe prizes.
A scorer of 120 Champions League goals, who netted a world record 91 goals in a single calendar year across all competitions in 2011 and has netted a total of 48 hat-tricks for Barcelona. The accolades are absolutely endless, but it’s worth reviewing the Argentine’s extraordinary achievements at Camp Nou season-by-season.
In 2009-10 Barca started the season with another Supercopa de Espana and Messi’s first UEFA Super Cup. They followed them up with a FIFA Club World Cup title in December to make it six titles out of six in 2009. Barca retained the Supercopa de Espana title and La Liga as Messi’s goal numbers continued to amaze. This time it was 31 goals in 33 La Liga appearances and an incredible 12 goals in 13 Champions League games as Leo claimed his third European title.
In 2018-19 Barca lifted another Supercopa de Espana before Messi won his 10th and final La Liga title, once again claiming the Pichichi Trophy with 36 goals in 34 games. He recorded another 12 Champions League strikes and finished the season with a tally of 51.
Last season, Messi collected his seventh Copa del Rey in what has turned out to be his final piece of silverware for the club he had been a part of for 21 years. He claimed his eighth and final Pichichi Trophy with 35 goals in La Liga. Little did we expect that this was the end. Messi leaves behind a long-lasting legacy at Barcelona and his achievements at the club are very unlikely to be seen again, or at least not for a very long time.