Six hundred and forty-four goals.
That’s an incredible number of goals that Lionel Messi has now scored for Barcelona.
Achieving that sum, he broke Pele’s record in the most goals scored for one club.
In addition to Messi’s 644 goals for Barcelona, he also scored 71 for Argentina.
But which one is his best?
Well, the amazing work of FootballCritic has answered just that question.
In fact, they ranked Messi’s 50 biggest goals 50-1.
To do this, they looked at five categories:
1. Aesthetically pleasing (out of 30): How enjoyable was the goal to watch?
2. Technical difficulty (out of 30): How difficult is it for a professional player to score a goal like this?
3. Uniqueness (out of 20): Has this goal been seen many times or is it unique?
4. Importance (out of 10): Was the effort fifth in the 5-0 win or the winner in the Champions League final?
5. Opposition standard (out of 10): How good was the team against which the goal was scored?
He formed the top 50 which you can view here.
Below are the top 20 with a FootballCritic judgment for each goal, explaining why he ranked where he was.
Enjoy the 20 biggest goals of the greatest player who played the match.
20 | Celtic vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “The underrated jewel of young Messi starring Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry.”
19 | Barcelona vs Liverpool
FootballCritic says: “Probably Messi’s best goal – but it’s close.”
18 | Barcelona vs Lyon
FootballCritic says: “An early insight into all the attributes that would make Messi king.”
17 | Barcelona vs Man Utd
FootballCritic says: “The birth of Ballon d’Or who beat Messi as Pep’s Barca arrive.”
16 | Sevilla vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “Severely underestimated and underestimated volleyball.”
15 | Barcelona vs Real Madrid
FootballCritic says: “The game that Messi announced to the world with an excellent hat-trick, and this one is the best of all.”
14 | Argentina vs Mexico
FootballCritic says: “The first message about how special Messi was. Only 20 and with famous Argentine teammates aware of what this goal represents. “
13 | Barcelona vs Roma
FootballCritic says: “Maybe this is the pinnacle of MSN. The goal of confusing difficulties and immeasurable beauty. “
12 | Basel vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “It’s a shame that this goal came only in a regular victory in the group stage, because it’s a forgotten classic in which Messi plays the second fiddle with Alves’ brilliance.”
11 | Real Zaragoza vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “An individual goal that contains all of Messi’s innate football knowledge in one six-second shot.”
10 | Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
FootballCritic says: “It loses ratings only because of the importance of the goal and the quality of the opposition, but it remains at the highest level.”
9 | Real Betis vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “Messi Puskas’ winning goal and although he is brilliant, he is not among his top five goals.”
8 | Barcelona vs Malaga
FootballCritic says: “It’s a practically impossible goal from where he collects, but there’s not the slightest bit of luck to get the ball into the net.”
7 | Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
FootballCritic says: “Critics will point to Boateng’s meme defense, but it’s still a miraculous goal.”
6 | Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “Messiah’s best free kick and one of the best free kicks you’ll ever see.”
5 | Barcelona vs Getafe
FootballCritic says: “The standard of competition and opponents means losing grades – otherwise it’s the perfect goal.”
4 | Barcelona vs Arsenal
FootballCritic says: “The type of goal that defines genius.”
3 | Real Madrid vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “One of the biggest goals ever scored in Spanish football – Messi just finished things by accident – put in a row of crazy T-shirt celebrations at the Bernabeu.”
2 | Athletic vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “Even if Messi never plays another match, this goal will be in the highest positions of the greatest he has ever scored. “
1 | Real Madrid vs Barcelona
FootballCritic says: “One of the biggest single goals ever scored, bringing opportunity and stakes into the equation.”
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