Leo Messi celebrated his 250th game for FC Barcelona’s first team on Sunday with a goal against Athletic Bilbao, which makes him the top scorer in Spain and Europe, with 25 goals.
Games and goals
League: 165 games (113 goals)
Spanish Cup: 25 games (17 goals)
Spanish Super Cup: 5 games (5 goals)
European Super Cup: 2 games
Champions League: 51 games (31 goals)
World Club Championship: 2 games (2 goals)
Last year’s Golden Boot is getting closer to picking up the award
for the second straight season. Messi is currently the top scorer in major European competitions.
The Argentine, with 25 league goals, has scored one more than Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese
player is second in the fight for Spanish league top scorer, and also for the Golden Boot prize.
Rivals from other countries are way behind
For example, the Uruguayan Cavani, the Naples player, has scored 20 goals, the
Bulgarian Berbatov (Manchester United) has 19 goals in the Premiership and Bayern Munich striker
Mario Gomez has scored 18 times in the German Bundesliga.
Over 75% winning games
Of the 250 official Barça matches, 165 correspond to the Spanish
league. In total, the club, with Leo Messi in the side - has won 125 matches, i.e. 77% of the
matches have ended up in a Barça win. This percentage has gone up a lot since the arrival of Pep
Guardiola, since then Messi has seen 81% wins when he’s played in the first team, four points
above the average percentage since his debut season in 2004 / 05.