Messi, the man who has all the titles

4 European Cups, 10 Leagues, seven King’s Cups, three Membership World Cups … An unbeatable palmars.

Messi, with the final European Cup he received, in 2015AFP

With the goodbye of Leo Messi, confirmed this Thursday by the membership, Bara loses one of the best participant in its historical past. His statistics verify it with none doubt. And that, by the ranks of the membership, gamers of the stature of Johan handed Cruyff, Diego Armando Maradona or Ladislao Kubala. The palmars of the Argentine striker, who turned 33 on June 24, is tremendously forceful. With him on the squad, the entity has received 4 of its 5 European Cups. He couldn’t be on the grass or on the bench within the second, the one achieved in opposition to Arsenal in Paris in 2006, because of harm, but it surely was decisive within the subsequent three, the 2 achieved in opposition to United in 2009 and 2011, and the conquered in opposition to Juventus, in 2015, along with his mates Luis Surez Y Neymar subsequent to.

This 2020 marks the seventeenth anniversary of his debut with the primary crew from the hand of Frank Rijkaard. It was on November 16, 2003, in opposition to Porto, in Do Dragao, that pressured him to juggle to have the ability to see it on tv. The duel ended with a 2-0 Barça defeat, however noticed the Argentine debut within the second half, with the 14th, a quantity with numerous symbolism within the entity (it was Cruyff’s favourite) on his again. Its official premiere, nevertheless, wouldn’t happen till nearly a 12 months later, in a derby in opposition to Espanyol performed on October 16, 2004 and that ended 0-1 for Bara. The primary of his 633 objectives as a Barcelona participant, the membership’s absolute file, will arrive on Might 1, 2015, in opposition to Albacete. And actually, I dialed it twice. The primary, virtually a replica of the one that will go as much as the scoreboard, was annulled for offside.

With Rijkaard he was gaining significance, however the technician who gave him the definitive accolade in order that his legend started to tread strongly was Pep Guardiola. The partnership he fashioned with Dani alves on the precise wing in the course of the early phases of the 2008-09 season he was already deadly, however his hazard multiplied when Santpedor’s wager to place him as a false heart ahead. Actual Madrid will endure it of their flesh in a match that ended with a defeat on the Santiago Bernabu stadium by 2-6. With the present Metropolis coach on the bench, the Argentine may also win the primary of the six Ballons d’Or that seem on his palm. One other absolute file that, proper now, solely Cristiano Ronaldo, with 5 below his belt, he can threaten to match it.


The duels with the Portuguese in the course of the stage wherein he remained within the ranks of Actual Madrid had been completely frenetic. Even when his two groups do not hit the grass. A battle that helped him to not lose his ambition. Within the 2008-09 marketing campaign, Messi achieved the primary of his seven Pichichis, with a complete of 34 objectives that may also be well worth the first of his six Golden Boots. Cristiano Ronaldo will surpass him the next 12 months with 40. An affront that the Argentine got here scoring 50 and 46 objectives in 2011-12 and 2012-13 , respectively. La Liga, exactly, is the title that he has managed to win probably the most as a Barcelona participant: he has finished it 10 instances. They’re adopted by the Spanish Tremendous Cup, with eight trophies, the King’s Cup, with six, the Champions Cup, with 4 titles, and the European Tremendous Cup and the Membership World Cup, every with three trophies.

The Champions, however, is his nice thorn within the tooth. On the World Cup stage, how a lot he resists with Argentina. 4 years in a row of blows in Europe, with Bayern’s dreadful 2-8 because the climax, ultimately have been an excessive amount of.