Argentine star Lionel Messi continues to make history wherever he goes and travels, as he added a new record in his career – yesterday, Saturday – and became the historic scorer of the five major European leagues.
And with the goal he scored – yesterday, Saturday – against Lens (the Parisian team won 3-1), the captain of the Argentine national team reached 495 goals, which is exactly the same number of goals that Cristiano Ronaldo scored before moving to the Saudi club Al-Nasr.
Tiki-taka between Mbappe and Messi, and the latter hits the net for Lens 😮💙 # French_League # Paris_Saint-Germain pic.twitter.com/NZVQrsUIZL
– beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 15, 2023
This goal (his 15th goal in the French League this season) raised Messi's tally to 21 goals in two seasons in the French Championship, while he scored 474 goals in La Liga with Barcelona.
On the other hand, the 495 goals of the "Don" were distributed as follows:
- 84 in his first spell with Manchester United.
- 311 at Real Madrid.
- 81 at Juventus.
- 19 in his second spell with United.
And just a week ago, Messi became the all-time top scorer at club level in Europe with 702 goals. And with his goal against Lens on Saturday, he now has 703 goals in all competitions at the club level in Europe, surpassing the “Madeira Rocket”, which has 701 goals in all competitions.