On Tuesday professional soccer player, Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi set a career scoring record with 234 goals for FC Barcelona after scoring three goals in one game against, Granada.
Messi began his career at the age of 16 playing for just Barcelona in the Spanish and Champions League, along with a variety of other leagues and Cup tournaments, and also for his Argentina National team. While playing for the Argentina National team, he has scored an additional 79 goals.
His 234 career goals surpass the old record of 232 set by Cesar Rodriguez 57 years ago also playing for Barcelona. On Wednesday both the Spanish and Argentinian media were calling the young Messi ‘a living legend’ and ‘eternal’.
Mundo Deportivo, a sports paper in Barcelona said, “A living legend, that is what Messi is. A 24-year-old youth who rides to infinity and who appears to have no limits.”
Meanwhile, news source La Vanguardia in Messi’s native Argentina wrote, “You are indelible, infinite and eternal. The future belongs to you. The future is yours,”
The breakdown of goals for Messi while playing for Barcelona is 153 goals in the Spanish league, 49 in the Champions League, 19 in the Copa del Rey, 8 in the Spanish Supercup, 4 in the Club World Cup and 1 in the European Supercup.