5 Lionel Messi records that will probably stay unbroken forever
Here in this article, I am going against the quote of ex-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola on Lionel Messi - “Don't write about him, don't try to describe him. Just watch him.” Arguably the greatest player of the game, Lionel Messi holds many records and honours in world football.
More than the goals and the magic, his hunger, and passion for the game is truly astonishing. Even today, Lionel Messi plays every game as if his life depends on it. It's almost as if he's setting and breaking records every time he sets his foot on the ground.
He is into his 14th full season at Camp Nou and is looking fit for another two to three at least. On that note, let’s take a look at 5 of Lionel Messi's records that seem like they will never be broken:
#5 Top goal scorer in La Liga
The Argentine has scored 365 league goals in 400 appearances so far at Camp Nou and he has scored them at the rate of 0.91 goals per game.
On a side note, Messi also holds a number of related records such as 1) With 50 goals in 2011/12, Lionel Messi is also the top goalscorer in a single La Liga season. 2) Messi’s tally includes 28 hat tricks and 105 braces. 3) Messi is the first player to reach 350 goals in La Liga history.
Why will this record stay forever? Because Messi is only 30 years old and isn't quite showing any signs of slowing down. He is extremely fit and seems to be playing at his usual best this season.
He has scored 16 goals for Barcelona in 18 league starts so far in the 2017/18 season. Assuming he continues this for a couple more seasons, he could just score 400 league goals - a record nobody seems likely to come close to, let alone break.
The arrival of creative players like Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele will only increase his goal tally. Messi recently signed a long-term contract with Barcelona and expect him to break the 500 goal barrier, should he stay for the next four to five years. Given the demands and the nature of modern day football, this goal tally can easily stay unbeaten forever.