It couldn’t get better than this, you’d think, but for Lionel Messi the fun has just begun, as he has years of footballing ahead of him. Messi’s career goal tally soared sky-high after Barcelona’s match on Sunday against longtime La Liga rivals Valencia. Barca lost the game 2-1, but Messi came out on top with a new record.
In the 11 years since the 17-year-old Argentinian scored his first senior goal in May 2005 against Albacete, Lionel Messi has had an incredible journey to football superstardom.
Though he’s had a relatively dry run recently, not being able to score in the previous four games, 2016 has not been a bad year for Messi at all, as the legendary forward has, so far, landed 26 goals in 28 games, and the year is still young — as is Messi.