Leo Messi, that was headline in the Wanda Metropolitano against him Atlético de Madrid, It has been 17 years since he debuted with the first team, having scored 677 goals and fulfilling the 800 matches before the ‘mattress’ set. The Argentine star made his debut with the Barça shirt on November 16, 2003 in a friendly against Porto and has since become the best player in history.
In total, Leo Messi accumulates 800 clashes defending the FC Barcelona shirt -being of them 742 officials and 58 friendlies– and accumulating a loss percentage of only 11 percent. In these 17 years, accumulates 561 matches won (519 official), 149 draws (137 in official matches) Y 90 defeats (86 officers), data that reflects a very positive trajectory.
Naturally, in the career of Leo Messi at FC Barcelona, the scorer aspect cannot be neglected, in which the Argentine star has stood out especially, accumulating up to six Golden Boots in his record. In the total of these 800 games, he accumulates 677 goals scored – of which 640 were in official competition – with an ERA of 0.84 goals per game.
Throughout his career as a FC Barcelona footballer, these 800 games have helped him win 10 Leagues, 4 Champions League, 6 King’s Cups, 3 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups Y 8 Spanish Super Cups. In total, 34 titles that make him the most successful player in the history of the Barça club that, remember, he was close to leaving last summer and could do so the next.
He is not going through his best moment
In this season, we are far from seeing the best Leo Messi. The Argentine star, who has always stood out for not hiding and appearing game after game to be decisive, seems to have lost that success that characterized him this season. The Argentine has scored 6 goals this season, but only one of them has been played, the rest being penalties.
But the scorer section is not the only one who suffers in Leo Messi, but his performance in general is also well below that of other seasons. Without going further, His weak performance in a key game like Atlético de Madrid reflects the low moment of form in which the Argentine is, that ended last season frustrated by the sports and institutional situation of the team. The FC Barcelona needs that it returns to be the one of always.