Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lionel Messi becomes Barcelona's Top Scorer breaking Cesar Rodriguez's record

Lionel Messi has become all time top goal scorer of Barcelona at the early age of 24. He broke Cesar Rodriguez's 57-year-old Barcelona record, getting his eighth hat-trick of the season in a 5-3 Spanish league win over Granada that increased his goals total to 234. While Cesar set the mark in 13 seasons from 1942-1955, Messi needed just under eight campaigns to pass his milestone.

A three-time FIFA player of the year, Messi has 17 goals during a seven-game scoring streak and leads La Liga with 34 goals, two ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The hat-trick was Messi's 18th for Barcelona and gave him 154 goals in his last 153 games over three seasons. His six hat-tricks in La Liga this season tie the record set by Ronaldo last year. Messi has scored 153 goals in the Spanish league, 49 in the Champions League, 19 in the Copa del Rey, eight in the Spanish Supercup, four in the Club World Cup and one in the European Supercup.

This young Argentinean fellow is
sure to rise and shine as the top player of the world as he is already prepared for this. Here is the list of his achievements that depicts his talent and success.

La Liga:
Winner (2): 2004-05, 2005-06

Supercopa de España:
Winner (2): 2005–06, 2006–07

UEFA Champions League:
Winner (1): 2005-06


FIFA U-20 World Cup:
Winner (1): 2005

2008 Summer Olympics:
Gold medal (1): 2008

Copa América:
Runner-up (1): 2007


FIFA U-20 World Cup Top Scorer: 2005
FIFA U-20 World Cup Most Valuable Player: 2005
Copa America Young Player of the Tournament: 2007
Player of the Year of Argentina: 2005, 2007
Premio Don Balón: 2006-07
Bravo Award: 2007
EFE Trophy (Best Ibero-American Player in La Liga): 2006-08
FIFPro World Young Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008
FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2007,2008
FIFPro World XI: 2006–07, 2007-08
World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2006, 2007, 2008
UEFA Team of the Year: 2008
FIFA Team of the Year: 2008

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