Simply the place may Barcelona have been with out Lionel Messi all these years?
We’ll by no means know, however we will be positive they’d be nowhere close to the place they’re at now.
The Argentinian star has performed all of it for his membership, firing them to each little bit of silverware accessible over the past decade-and-a-half.
Even on the age of 30, Messi continues to be one of the vital gorgonising attackers in all of Europe, and his report speaks for itself. But it surely’s his consistency we have all come to admire, and over the previous 10 seasons, he is labored up an unimaginable stat.
The ahead scored his 20th league purpose of the season in Barca’s comeback win over Alaves on Sunday, a tally which has left him with at the least 20 La Liga strikes within the final 10 campaigns.
Sunday’s purpose additionally pushed him to the fourth spot within the ‘500 objectives for one membership’ crew, placing him stage with former Slavia Prague ahead Josef Bican on 534.
He solely has Brazil legend Pele (643 for Santos), Fernando Peyroteo (544 for Sporting CP) and Gerd Muller (566 for Bayern Munich) to beat now.
But it surely actually would not appear that onerous simply because he is Messi.