San Sebastian: Barcelona’s footballer Lionel Messi has achieved a special feat as he takes on the field against Real Sosidad in the Spanish Football League La Liga. Messi had the club’s 768th match against Real Sociedad and with this he became the most played player for the club.
Messi broke the record of former player Javier Hernandez Kruse (Xavi) in this case. Messi equaled Zavi’s record while playing for Barcelona on 16 March and made history as he landed on the field against Real Sociedad in La Liga on Monday.
On 5 January 2011, Xavi played his 550th match for the club and broke Migueli’s (549) record. The last five and a half years of his 17 seasons with the club set a record of 767 matches. He started his career with the club on 18 August 1998. He has won 27 trophies with FC Barcelona.
The 768 games played by Messi so far have been divided into a total of six different competitions. He has played the most 511 matches for the club in La Liga. At the same time, he has played 149 matches for the club and 79 matches of the Copa del Rey in the Champions League. In addition to this he has played 20 in the Spanish Super Cup for the club, five in the Club World Cup and four in the European Super Cup.
Talking about the match against Real Sociedad, Barcelona won the match 6–1. Messi and Sergino Dest scored two goals each in this match.