Leo Messi, despite the fact that is Argentinean, unlike most of his compatriots, began his professional career in Europe as Barcelona took care of the change in their ranks when Messi was only thirteen. And the first goal for the main team of "Barcelona" Lionel scored 1 may 2005 in the match against Albacete, becoming the youngest goalscorer of Barcelona in its history.

Calculate the total number of goals Messi in your career and how many teams he's been scoring quite difficult. Different sources will offer you a variety of information – someone takes into account absolutely all the goals Messi even scored a brace for Barcelona - the team for which he plays. Someone on the contrary, takes into account only the goals for the main team, and only in official matches, and the rest, including friendlies, don't even take into account. The situation is complicated by the fact that Leo was not going to hang up my boots, and therefore continues to score and adjust his stats.

After the conclusion of the contract with "Barcelona" young Messi received injections of growth hormones, without which he could hardly be above five feet, but thanks to this treatment, Messi was able to grow to 169 centimeters. [sidebar#1]

All agree only in one thing – the number of goals scored by Lionel Messi, well over three hundred, how many and how not to think, and such a result would be fair, considering only goals in official matches for the main team of "Barcelona" and the Argentina national team.

Records and awards

Lionel Messi with his amazing scoring talent is the owner of more than twenty different football records. He is the best scorer in the history of "Barcelona", and the only four-time winner of the "Golden ball FIFA" and three-time Golden boot, winner of many records in the Spanish League, but in 2012 held the record, around which there were especially a lot of noise.

We are talking about the number of goals scored in one calendar year. This record belonged to Gerd Muller, kept for forty years, but before Messi, who scored 86 goals for 2012, could not resist. Another well known record is Messi's longest goal-scoring streak in the national Championships: Lionel in the Spanish League 2012/13 year had not scored for twenty-one match.

The number of goals Lionel Messi at the world Championships as much as Dmitry Sychev – he had only one, in games for the national team Messi is not as good as in Barcelona. [box#2]

Along with individual awards that Messi got for his outstanding play, Leo is a six-time champion of Spain, two-time winner of the Cup of Spain, three times won Barcelona the Champions League, became a two-time winner of the UEFA super Cup and FIFA Club world Cup.