This Wednesday, in Minsk, Leo Messi equalled the record of one of the legends of FC Barcelona, Ladislao Kubala. Both have scored 194 goals in official matches.
No one can stop him. Messi is a machine for scoring goals, breaking records and providing
happiness. On Wednesday, in Minsk, at 24 years old, he scored another couple of goals, the second
one really impressive, and equalled the 194 goals of one of the greatest players in the history of
the Club, Ladislao Kubala. The Argentinian is now second in the list headed by César, with 235
0.69 goals per game
It had to be a very special competition like the Champions League
when Messi caught up with the Hungarian superstar. Messi has been the top scorer in the competition
for the last three years, and has scored 39 of his 194 goals in European competition. The rest are
distributed as follows: 127 in the League, 17 in the Cup, 8 in the Spanish Super Cup (in which
hes now the top scorer ever in the competition), 2 in the World Club Championship, and 1 in
the European Super Cup. In total, 194 goals in 280 games, thats 0.69 goals per game in 7
seasons and the start of this one.
Ladislao Kubalas goals, scored over his 11 seasons at Barça, were distributed like
this: 131 in the league, 49 in the Cup, 7 in the European Cup, 6 in the Fairs Cup, and one in the
Latin Cup. Messi, therefore, still has one last challenge with respect to the Hungarian: pass his
number of goals in the League.
The following are some of the previous records beaten by Messi for FC Barcelona:
16/01/2010: Goal number 100 in an official match.
27/02/2010: Overtakes, with 71 goals, the number of goals by Ronaldinho in the League.
01/05/2010: Reaches Kluivert as the tenth leading scorer in club history (122 goals).
21/08/2010: reaches 130 goals, the same as Eto'o and Rivaldo.
19/09/2010: Reaches fifth top scorer for Barça in the League, level with Kluivert (90 goals).
20/10/2010: Messi equals Rivaldo as top international scorer ever (31 goals).
03/11/2010: Goal number 100 since Josep Guardiola took over as Barça Manager (100 goals in
117 games with Guardiola).
13/11/2010: Scores his 30th two goal haul, and reaches fourth place in the list of top
scorers for Barça in the League, with 98 goals, one more than Mariano Martín (97).
20/11/2010: Goal 100 in the league.
24/11/2010: Goal 150 in official matches.
29/01/2011: Becomes the third top scorer for Barça in the League with 109 goals, overtaking
28/05/2011: Scores his 53rd goal in a single season, a record in the Spanish League, shared
with Cristiano Ronaldo.
24/09/2011: Goal 150 with Josep Guardiola as manager, in 192 matches.
28/09/2011: Reaches Ladislao Kubala, with 194 goals, as the second top scorer in the history
of the Club.