Today marks another special day. And it’s one for our beloved number 10, the GOAT. By TikitakaxBarca.
On the 16th of October 2004, a young player with the name of Lionel Andres Messi debuted his career with Barcelona, against Espanyol. Since then, football had completely changed.
If his debut didn’t impress much, his overall stats are : 672 goals, 274 assists in only 828 apperances.
Messi wouldn’t go slow motion : about 1 years and a half later, the 10th of March 2007, Leo would score his first hattrick..and no, not against a weak team-against Real Madrid.
Messi went later on to complete many achievements.. whether it’s individual of within the team :
5x Ballon d’Or
3x UEFA Best Player
10x La Liga
6x Copa del Rey
8x Spanish Super Cup
3x Club World Cup
3x Uefa Super Cup
15x top scorer in la Liga
His rivalry with Ronaldo has always been special. If Ronaldo recently scored his 700th goal against Ukraine, Messi is 28 goals away from equalising his rival despite having played less matches(more than a 100 less). He celebrates today..by winning his 6th Golden boot, another record, as nobody has ever done.
Thank you the GOAT @leomessi for everything you gave to our team. And thanks to the scouts that found him. Tito Villanova, unfortunately dead also saw special quality in him despite most didn’t at the time.