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How many goals has Lionel Messi scored during his career? PSG star's jaw-dropping stats in full

1:15 AM IST 30/01/23
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Lionel Messi has bagged an enormous amount of goals for his club and country, but just how many times in total has he found the net?

Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the best players the world has ever seen. There. We said it.

But how about Cristiano Ronaldo? Yes, of course, also one of the greatest ever. Just look at their stunning all-time career stats. It's something else.

Let's stick to Messi for now, though.

The current PSG star is not just one of the best players overall, but also one of the most lethal goal scorers.

He is Barcelona's all-time top goal scorer for a reason.

He is LaLiga's all-time top goalscorer for a reason.

He is the record holder for goals scored in a single calendar year for a reason.

But how many goals has Messi scored in total during his outrageous career at Barcelona, PSG, and Argentina?

Let’s take a look!

  • Lionel Messi PSG-OGC Nice 2022-10-01

    How many goals does Messi have for PSG this season?

    In the summer of 2021, Messi was forced to switch clubs owing to the Spanish outfit’s financial crisis.

    The Argentine’s first season with PSG was not quite up to his standards as he was unable to score as regularly as we had gotten used to.

    Come 2022, a more settled Messi looks in fine form once more.

    Under the new leadership of Christophe Galtier, Messi along with his partners in crime Neymar and Kylian Mbappe has formed a lethal trio and will look to bag all pieces of silverware available to them this season.

    Season

    Games

    Goals

    2022-23

    22

    13

    2021-22

    34

    11

    Total

    56

    24

  • Lionel Messi Barcelona 2017 celebration Real Madrid

    How many goals did Messi score for Barcelona?

    When Barcelona signed the young Argentine forward in 2004, the world had no idea that he would become one of the greatest players to have donned the iconic red and blue jersey.

    During his jaw-dropping career at Barcelona, Messi scored a mind-boggling 672 goals in 778 appearances, breaking numerous records during his spell at Camp Nou.

    He scored his first goal in 2005 against Albacete in a jam-packed Camp Nou.

    The Argentine's last goal for the Spanish giants came in a 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo at home.

    But what he had done between the two goals will live in the minds of football fans forever.

    The Argentine captured a club-record 35 trophies for Barcelona, while also picking up the prestigious Ballon d’Or seven times.

    Season

    Games

    Goals

    2004-05

    9

    1

    2005-06

    25

    8

    2006-07

    36

    17

    2007-08

    40

    16

    2008-09

    51

    38

    2009-10

    53

    47

    2010-11

    55

    53

    2011-12

    60

    73

    2012-13

    50

    60

    2013-14

    46

    41

    2014-15

    57

    58

    2015-16

    49

    41

    2016-17

    52

    54

    2017-18

    54

    45

    2018-19

    50

    51

    2019-20

    44

    31

    2020-21

    47

    38

    Total

    778

    672

  • Messi Argentina 27 09 2022

    Messi's Argentina record year by year

    Messi currently shares the podium with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ali Daei as far as international goals are concerned.

    The forward has scored 90 goals for his beloved country and is their all-time top goal scorer.

    The only blotch on his international career was the lack of trophies he had won for his country.

    Having lost the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, it looked like an international trophy would elude one of the greatest of the game.

    But Argentina’s luck changed in 2021 when Messi guided La Albiceleste to the Copa America title along with a Finalissima Trophy in 2022.

    Come the World Cup in Qatar, Messi will have his eyes on the biggest prize once again.

    Season

    Games

    Goals

    2005

    5

    0

    2006

    7

    2

    2007

    14

    6

    2008

    8

    2

    2009

    10

    3

    2010

    10

    2

    2011

    13

    4

    2012

    9

    12

    2013

    7

    6

    2014

    14

    8

    2015

    8

    4

    2016

    11

    8

    2017

    7

    4

    2018

    5

    4

    2019

    10

    5

    2020

    4

    1

    2021

    16

    9

    2022

    13

    16

    Total

    171

    96

  • Lionel Messi Barcelona boots GFX

    Messi career goals in total for club and country

    Unsurprisingly, Messi scored the overwhelming majority of his goals for Barcelona, netting an impressive 672 times during his stint with the Spanish giants.

    We can safely say he's not going to get anywhere near that for PSG, particularly after what was a somewhat disappointing first season in the French capital by his admittedly incredibly high standards.

    The prolific attacker has made it clear that he will not be around for the 2026 World Cup, but he will still be aiming to surpass the 100-goal mark for Argentina in the years to come, even if it seems unlikely he will achieve that remarkable feat in 2022.

    Team

    Games

    Goals

    Barcelona

    778

    672

    PSG

    56

    24

    Argentina

    172

    98

    Total

    1006

    794