Lionel Messi gears up to break 4 records held by Xavi, Giggs and Pele

Lionel Messi gears up to break 4 records held by Xavi, Giggs and Pele

- Lionel Messi is now on the verge of breaking big records this season in Spain

- The Argentine footballer has won 34 titles so far in his career with Barcelona

- Messi has played 731 games so far in all competitions for the Catalans

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Barcelona star, Lionel Messi is no doubt one of the best footballers in the world considering his achievement since playing for Spanish giants, Barcelona in all competitions.

The Argentina international has won all the trophies at Barcelona and has also being crowned winner six times of the prestigious Ballon d'Or award.

Despite winning all the titles any player could ever think of in club football, the only trophy Lionel Messi has not won yet is the World Cup.

Last season, Lionel Messi and his teammates at Barcelona failed to win any trophy and also suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

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And ahead of his 17th season at the Nou Camp, there are four records Lionel Messi can break at Barcelona.

1. Most seasons with Barcelona

Xavi and Puyol are currently topping the list with 17 seasons at Barcelona and Lionel Messi is now on the verge of breaking the record.

2. Most goals for the same club

Brazilian star, Pele is leading with 643 goals and Lionel Messi is now nine goals away from breaking the record at Barcelona

3. Most appearances with Barcelona

Xavi played 767 for Barcelona before he retired and Lionel Messi has so far played 731 for the Spanish giants.

The Argentine will definitely break this record this term in the Spanish La Liga.

4. Most titles with the same club

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs won 36 titles at Old Trafford before he left and Lionel Messi currently has 34 with Barcelona.

Lionel Messi gears up to break 4 records held by Xavi, Giggs and Pele
Lionel Messi gears up to break 4 records held by Xavi, Giggs and Pele (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi's former agent Fabian Soldini claimed that the Argentine football star was tempted to join Premier League side Arsenal in 2003 from Barcelona.

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During that time, Lionel Messi was still at the Barcelona's academy alongside former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas.

Former Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger signed Cesc Fabregas then and the report was that the Frenchman also wanted to sign Lionel Messi.

Fabregas went on to spend eight years with the Gunners becoming club captain along the way, before returning to his roots at Barcelona in 2011.

According to the report on GOAL, Soldini claimed that Lionel Messi could have followed his pal Cesc Fabregas to the Premier League.

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