Lionel Messi: Barca star can still break 20 records including 11th La Liga

Lionel Messi: Barca star can still break 20 records including 11th La Liga

Lionel Messi unarguably enjoyed a fabulous decade capped by sixth record Ballon d'Or gong after leading the Spanish champions to another domestic victory, his tenth La Liga title.

At 32, the Argentine forward is showing no sign of decline as he is gradually on the verge of overtaking both Xavi and Iker Casillas for most league won with a single club.

Messi, who was officially crowned La Liga's best player for 2018-19 season clinching his seventh Di Stéfano gong and sixth Pichichi trophy, is complementing his last season success with another shows of brilliance again this season.

With 34 club trophies to his name, Messi becomes Barcelona's most decorated player in over one hundred year history of the club.

But here are other 20 records the Argentine can still break in 2020 including 500 Barcelona wins as cited in UK Sun.

1. 500 Barcelona wins

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Messi has been victorious in Barcelona shirt with 498 wins in his 705 official games. The Argentine overtook Xavi for the record, and he's on his way to set a big record.

2. 900 Career games

Messi has played 843 matches since his debut for Barcelona as a 16-year-old in 2004. He is on the verge of writing his own history again, this season.

3. 700 Career goals

Messi has 618 goals for Barcelona, and 70 strikes for Argentina leaving him just 12 goals to the record 700.

4. Fifth Champions League

Messi failed to win UCL title last season having been dumpbed out by Liverpool. But the Argentine will hope to realise the dream this season.

5. Eleventh La Liga

Messi won 10th La Liga title last season, and he is set to replicate the magic this season.

6. Overtake Pele

Pele holds the record for the highest number of goals for a single club, netting 643 for Santos between 1956 and 1974.

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Messi has 618 goals for Barcelona and he is just a few goals to the record.

7. Beating Dani Alves to player with the most titles

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8. Overtake Telmo Zarra with record 7th Pichichi award

9. Seventh Golden Boot

10. Seventh Ballon d'Or

11. Win the Copa America

12. Most Champions League hat-tricks

13. Most Free-kick goals

14. Most Barcelona appearances

15. 600 games as Barcelona's No.10

16. Seventh Champions League top goal scorer

17. Catch Ronaldo in the Champions League

18. Most Champions League matches

19. Goals in three Champions League final

20. Most El Clasico appearances for Barcelona

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to a number of goals scored from direct free-kick over a decade with the Barcelona star adjudged biggest dead-ball specialist of his generation.

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According to OptaJoe, a respected statistics platform, the Argentine forward was more than a box player over the last ten years having hit the net from free-kick on thirty-four (34) occasions.

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