Lionel Messi became before the international break the most capped player in the history of FC Barcelona, ahead of Xavi Hernandez. With 768 games played. A record for which the Argentine striker was celebrated on the sidelines of the reception of Valladolid, this Monday at Camp Nou.
No player has worn the Blaugrana jersey more often than him. Throughout the history of FC Barcelona, founded in 1899. After being trained at Masia, Lionel Messi started his career with the Catalan club in October 2004. Sixteen and a half years later, the Argentine striker became the player the most emblematic of Barça. The most capped too.
Before the international break, La Pulga took advantage of the box on the lawn of Real Sociedad (1-6) to make his 768th appearance with the club culé (663 goals, 291 assists). Enough to beat Xavi Hernandez’s longevity record (767 games).
A framed jersey, especially for the occasion
A performance for which Messi was honored on the sidelines of the reception of Valladolild, this Monday at Camp Nou, during the 29th day of La Liga. Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto, the other wardens in the locker room, came to give him a framed jersey, especially for the occasion.
The six-time Ballon d’Or posed with on the lawn, in the company of his wife Antonella and their three sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. Before giving yourself a group photo with all of your partners. All smiles. And to take part in his 769th game for Barça. Undoubtedly not the last, even if his future remains uncertain with less than three months of the end of his contract in Catalonia.