The Best Of MessiStats

Every day brings another stat related to Lionel Messi – here are some of the latest and greatest – all via MessiStats

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Messi since the birth of Thiago: 7 goals in 540 minutes for Barcelona and Argentina (1 goal every 77 minutes) #fcblive

Most braces in the history of the Champions League: Messi 15 – Raúl 14


Months with most Messi goals for Barca: November 37 (42 official games) – March 36 (33) – January 34 (38) – September 33 (38)


125 – Messi has now scored 125 goals for Barcelona away from Camp Nou (181 official matches)


50 – Messi has now scored 50 Liga goals in 2012 (33 games): 6 times 1 goal – 12 times 2 goals – 4 times 3 goals – twice 4 goals


Favourite opponents Messi in La Liga: Atlético 15 goals – ZARAGOZA, Santander 12 – Sevilla, Mallorca 11


Messi boyhood hero was Meath GAA stalwart Mick Lyons, a man who Messi declared “The best sportsman ever made” in 2006


Messi is the FIRST player in 62 years to score 15 goals in the first 11 Liga games (since Cesar in 1950-51)

Messi & Cristiano both scored 64 goals in their last 50 La Liga games – more than anyone else in Europe