–Argentine superstar hopes to smash them all
Leo Messi is a true record breaker, but the Barça man still has a few more firmly in his sights.
He came close this year, but he’ll still get to play in another World Cup at the top of his game.
The Copa América is still missing from his impressive trophy cabinet. Next year could be his big chance.
With 248 goals to his name, he is just 3 shy of Telmo Zarra and will soon become La Liga’s all-time top goalscorer.
THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Former Real Madrid man Raúl González is the Champions League’s all-time top scorer with 71 goals. Messi has (67) but still trails CR7 (70).
Messi has notched up 68 goals in all European club competitions. Ahead of him lie only Pippo Inzaghi (70), Cristiano (71) and Raúl (77).
He is still way off the Brazilian’s 1,282 career goals. Pelé scored 760 goals in 831 competitive games with the remainder coming in friendlies. Messi has netted a total of 400 goals, 360 of them in competitive games.
Messi’s 44 international goals for Argentina have already seen him overtake Maradona (34) and Hernán Crespo (35), and he now only trails Gabriel Batistuta by 11.
Messi scored 14 Champions League goals during the 2011-12 season, but CR7 broke that record during the 2013-14 campaign with 17.
This is a tough ask. Miroslav Klose scored 16 World Cup goals – over four tournaments compared with Messi’s current tally of 5. He has a long way to go before he even gets close to the Brazilian Ronaldo (15), Gerd Müller (14), Just Fontaine (13) or Pelé (12).
Fontaine holds the record for the most goals at a single World Cup. If Messi scores 13 goals at the next World Cup, he would equal the Frenchman’s record, set during Sweden 58.