7 facts about Messi you must know if you are a Messi Fan

By: Kev Rob

He is considered by many as one of the football greats of all times. This is not without reason. Having an incredible football record especially with FC Barcelona, the relation between this Argentine Superstar and the legendary football club has indeed been a very long and special one. So he is definitely one of the most loved and followed football stars of all times. We at Golden Goals always strive to keep you up to date with all that is happening in the football world. In case you are a true Messi fan we through this blog would inform you about the 7 facts that you must know.
Facts about Messi you ought to know
1. He chose the biggest club to score his 5ooth Goal
With the long relationship that Lionel Messi has had with FC Barcelona it was only inevitable that he would choose the club to score his goal number 500. This is a truly incredible feat indeed. This little genius reached the landmark with a last minute winner in a 3-2 victory over arch rivals Real Madrid.
2. Messi has scored in 317 different Barcelona games - where Barca has lost only 12 of them
This amazing statistic only goes to show that once Messi strikes in a game, Barcelona have a chance of 87% to win that game. So this is why he has been so effective for the club.
3. Of the 500 Barca Goals Messi has scored 42 of them have been set up by Dani Alves
The former Barca right full back has been the perfect man to assist the little master in many of the goals he has scored for Barcelona.
4. Messi has scored most goals against Sevilla
When it comes to goals scoring Messi has scored 29 times against Sevilla, 27 times against Atletico Madrid and 24 times against Valencia.
5. Under football manager Tito Vilanova Messi has had the best record
Under the late Tito Vilanova who was in charge from 2012- 2013 Messi scored 60 goals in 50 games. This averages of about 1.2 goals per match. This is quite remarkable for any football striker.
6. Messi has scored 37 ha tricks for Barcelona
In this it also includes the four 4 goal hauls and in one game he scored 5 times against Bayer Leverkusen in the year 2012. So 117 of the goals have come just in the form of ha tricks. This is an enviable record by any standard for any football striker.
7. Messi scored 21 times against Diego Alves - more than any other goal keeper
It is true that no goal keeper in the world no matter ho great would enjoying defending his goal against super striker Lionel Messi. However Goal Keeper Diego Alves Messi must be very sick at the very sight of him. The fact that the little football genius has scored 21 times past him has made things most dreadful.

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