Whenever anyone will name the all-time best footballers, one name that will always appear in that list is of Lionel Messi. He has continued to impress all with his superb performance from the initial stage of his career. The 31-year old made his professional debut in the year 2004 at La Masia as a forward.
Messi has been playing for Barcelona since the last 15 years and has always been a key member of the side and he has many records and titles to his name.
The Argentinian has an astonishing record of lifting over 30 trophies to his name that he won with Barcelona which includes four Champions League titles, 10 La Liga trophies, six Copa del Reys, eight Spanish Super Cups, and three UEFA Super Cups.
Apart from the title wins, Messi also has quite a few individual records to his name as well which includes six times ‘European Golden Shoe’ award winner along with the world record of joint most number of Ballon d’Or wins (five) that he shares with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.
But here are some of the records that Messi will be targeting to achieve before retiring and ending his beautiful career in the world of football.
#1 All-time top scorer in the Champions League
One player with whom Messi is always being compared to is Cristiano Ronaldo and the record of scoring the most number of goals in the history of the Champions League is held by him only. Ronaldo has 126 goals to his name while Messi has netted the ball 112 times.
Messi will definitely target to end his career with the most number of goals but that won’t be easy Ronaldo will also continue to increase his tally of goal scoring as he is in red-hot form for Juventus.
#2 Win a Major title for Argentina
If the career of Lionel Messi is closely observed, then one thing that will be easily found is that Messi’s performance in international matches is not the same as the one in club football and this is one of the main reasons while he criticized by the Argentinian fans.
Argentina lost the 2014 FIFA World Cup final against Germany which was followed by consecutive losses in Copa America finals in 2015 and 2016. Messi will now look to win a silverware for his Argentina as well to lessen the burden of his national duties.