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10 Records Set by Lionel Messi at Barcelona Which Might Never be Broken

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona after spending 17 years at the Nou Camp
Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona after spending 17 years at the Nou Camp / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

Argentina icon, Lionel Messi is widely considered to be the greatest player in the history of the sport, with the striker winning numerous professional and individual honours during his career so far, including a record six Ballon d'Or awards.

In news that shocked the footballing world, Barcelona announced that the 34-year-old would leave the club after the Catalan giants were unable to offer him a new deal due to their financial situation.

Messi leaves the club as their greatest ever player and here, we look at all the records he set for the Catalan giants during his time at the Nou Camp.

1) All-time highest goalscorer: Messi is Barcelona's all-time record goalscorer with a staggering 672 goals to his name.

2) Most appearances: The striker has made 778 appearances for the club, 11 more than second placed, Xavi Hernandez.

3) Most goals scored for a single club: Messi has netted 672 goals in all competitions, which is a world record.

4) Most goals scored in one season in all competitions: The Argentinian scored 73 goals in the 2011/12 season, which is the most scored by a player in club history.

5) Most goals scored in El Clasico: Messi has scored 26 goals against rivals, Real Madrid - the most ever in the history of the clash.

6) Most hat-tricks: The striker has scored 48 hat-tricks for the Catalan giants, which is again the most ever.

7) Most goals scored in a calendar year: In 2012 he netted an astonishing 91 goals, which is not only a club record but a Guinness World Record.

8) Most goals scored from free-kicks: The 34-year-old has also been brilliant from free-kicks, scoring 50 goals from dead ball situations.

9) Most home goals scored in a single season: Messi scored 46 goals at the Nou Camp in all competitions in the 2011/12 season - the most ever by a Barcelona player.

10) Most goals scored in Joan Gamper Trophy: He has netted nine goals in the competition, the most by a player.