Lionel Messi scores 700th career club goal
The all-time great Lionel Messi has scored his 700th career club goal in Paris St. Germain’s 3-0 win over Marseille. With the goal, Messi became just the second player in history to score 700 career club goals, according to IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics). The other player to do so is Messi’s longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile Messi’s rival Ronaldo has scored 709 goals in club level across competitions, including his hat-trick for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League match against Damac.
Messi began his senior club career with FC Barcelona in 2004, playing the first 17 years of his club career with the squad. He scored a whopping 672 goals during his time with Barcelona, averaging roughly 40 goals per season over that stretch. Following the 2020-21 season, Messi joined PSG. The 35-year-old hasn’t scored as frequently with the French club, scoring 28 goals in 62 caps. But he’s also shared the field with Mbappé and Neymar for much of his time with PSG. Messi wasn’t the only PSG member to reach a milestone mark in Sunday’s win. Mbappé scored the other two goals in the match, giving him 200 goals with PSG.
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