1 / 10

100 goals against foreign clubs

Messi has 98 to date, including nine against Arsenal, and eight against both AC Milan and Celtic Glasgow. Against non-European teams, Messi has two goals against the Brazilian club Santos and one against Atlante, Estudiantes, and River Plate.


2 / 10

100 goals in the UEFA Champions League

Messi, who has four Champions League titles to his name — 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015 — currently stands at 94 goals in 115 games played. 


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Lead La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in scoring, all in the same season

Messi came close this year, leading both La Liga and the Copa del Rey in scoring with 37 and five goals, respectively. In the Champions League, however, he came in second, with 11 goals. He'll have another crack at it again this season.


4 / 10

All-time leader in club titles

As of today, Leo has racked up 30 titles in his 13 seasons with Barça, leaving him just six shy of Ryan Giggs, who won 36 with Manchester United during a 24-year career there.


5 / 10

All-time leader in European club titles

Messi has seven heading into the 2017/18 season, including four UEFA Champions League titles and three UEFA Super Cups. The current record-holders are Paolo Maldini, Arie Haan, and Dani Alves — all tied with nine apiece.


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All-time leading goal scorer with a single club in Europe’s major domestic leagues

Gerd Müller, the current leader, scored 525 goals for Bayern Munich from 1964 to 1979. Messi stands at 507, the same number as Uwe Seeler scored for Hamburg from 1953 to 1972. With Messi just 18 goals behind Müller, this record appears poised to fall before Christmas.


7 / 10

600 official Barça appearances

This milestone is right around the corner, as Messi stands just 17 shy with 583 to date. But before he gets there, he must surpass the legendary defender Carles Puyol’s 593. After that, Messi will be aiming for Andrés Iniesta, the active leader, who goes into next season with 627 official appearances for Barça. The all-time record, however, is still somewhat distant — 767 by the great midfielder, Xavi Hernández. 


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All-time wins leader in La Liga

Messi, with 288 wins in the Spanish First Division, is in seventh place in this category. Iker Casillas is the current leader, with 334, followed by Andoni Zubizarreta (333), Raúl González (327), Xavi (322), Manolo Sanchís (312), and Iniesta (291).


9 / 10

All-time leader in European Golden Shoe awards

Messi won his fourth Golden Shoe this season after scoring 37 goals in La Liga. That ties him with Cristiano Ronaldo, meaning if Messi repeats, he’ll have the top spot all to himself. 


10 / 10

Win the World Cup

This is the only senior title Messi has yet to win throughout his illustrious career. He did win the Under-20 World Cup with Argentina in 2005, as well as an Olympic gold medal in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. Thus, winning it all at next summer’s World Cup in Russia would be the icing on the cake.

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