Lionel Messi Scores 500th Career Goal

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has added yet another milestone to his impressive legacy, scoring his 500th career goal.

Here’s a look at the goal, via Footy live:

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has scored his 500th career goal.

The Argentine forward netted in the 63rd┬áminute of Sunday’s Liga clash with Valencia to bring up the landmark.

Messi, who was making his 525th appearance for Barca, has now scored an incredible 450 goals for the Liga champions, while he has a total of 50 for Argentina from his 107 caps for the national team.

The 28-year-old scored his first goal for Barca back in May 2005 against Albacete as a 17-year-old, while his first strike for the national team came a little under a year later in March 2006 during a 3-2 friendly defeat to Croatia.

With his 450 goals for Barca, Messi is way out in front as the club’s all-time leading scorer, while his 50 for Argentina puts him in second place in the list of the national team’s highest ever scorers, six behind Gabriel Batistuta.

When compared to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit the 500 career-goals mark back in September 2015, Messi is currently trailing by 39 goals, with the Portuguese having scored his 539th after netting in the club’s 5-1 win over Getafe.

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