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Lionel Messi's record-breaking club career to date – in numbers

Argentine superstar shattered records during his spell in Catalonia...

6. The number of Ballons d'Or, football's most prestigious individual award, won by Messi since the start of his career (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019) – one more than his perennial rival, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. 

35. The number of trophies Messi won in a Barcelona shirt. He has won four Champions Leagues, 10 Spanish championships, seven Copas del Rey, three European Super Cups, eight Spanish Super Cups and three Club World Cups. 

50. The number of goals scored by Messi in La Liga in the 38 matches of the 2011-2012 season, a record. That season he scored a total of 73 (another record). 

74,900,000 euros – Messi's net salary in millions of euros at Barcelona per season, according to Spanish daily El Mundo. In Paris, his salary is reported to be 41 million euros, which would put him in the same category as Neymar (36 million euros), until now the highest paid player in the history of Ligue 1. 

474. The number of goals scored by 'la pulga' in La Liga in 520 games played with Barcelona (0.91 goals per game) – the most in La Liga history ahead of Ronaldo (451). 

542. The number of victories by Barça in Messi's 778 appearances (another record). 

6. Messi’s number of four-goal games for Barcelona – he also scored 41 hat-tricks and had one five-goal game.

14. The most goals scored in one season in the Champions League (2011/2012) – a record that Ronaldo broke two years later when he hit 17.  

21. The number of consecutive games in which Messi found the net in La Liga in the 2012/2013 season.  

26. The number of goals the Argentine scored against Barça's arch-rivals Real Madrid.  

28. The minute of his last goal in a Barcelona shirt, against Celta Vigo on May 16, a home loss that ended the club's hopes of the title. 

245,000,000. The number of followers the Argentine star has on Instagram. His is one of the biggest accounts on the social network, much more than the number who followed PSG (38.6 million) before news of Messi's arrival boosted their social media numbers. At the time of writing, the French side now has 45.7 million.

671. The number of goals scored for Barcelona in all competitions – that's 28 more than Pele scored with Santos between 1956 and 1974.

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