Lionel Messi has joined another esteemed group: the 700-goal club.
No. 700.— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 30, 2020
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Classic Messi. pic.twitter.com/OhPDPN8jH7
Barcelona's dynamic Argentine maestro scored the 700th goal of his career for club and country in tonight's match against Atletico Madrid.
The numbers behind Messi's ascent to 700 are astounding, as one might expect.
He scored over 40 goals in a calendar year in each of the last 11 years, hitting 50 or more in nine of them. In 2012, he struck for 91 goals (79 for Barcelona, 12 for Argentina) in a record-setting year for the ages.
He's also amassed 294 assists for club and country in his career, meaning that he's closing in on a combined total of 1,000 goals and assists.
We can be sure there is more to come from the little maestro!