New seasons comes with new ambitions for both players and coaches and Lionel Messi will be looking to break some of the records with FC Barcelona.
The Argentine can now concentrate on his football after resolving his issues with the club’s board following his threat earlier on to quit the club.
Barça’s number 10 is known for being a highly competitive player and after missing the final shortlist in the UEFA Player of the Year nominee, he is likely to return as a different player in the new season.
It's the first time that neither Messi nor Ronaldo have been in contention for the prestigious trophy during the awards ceremony itself since 2010, seemingly marking the end of an era.
So which are the records the Barcelona captain will be looking to break?
- Most games for Barcelona, held by Xavi with 767 games (Messi 731).
- Most seasons spent at Barcelona, held by Xavi and Rexach with 17 (Messi 16).
- Most goals for a single club, held by Pelé with 643 goals (Messi 634).
- Most number of titles won with a single team, held by Giggs with 36 trophies (Messi 34).