Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates with Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi after scoring their third goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad de Futbol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 28, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENE / AFP / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

The 10 Players to Score 100 Goals for Barcelona in Fewer Games Than Lionel Messi

It took Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest player in Barcelona history if not of football entirely, 188 games to reach the 100 goal milestone.


Now the all time leading goalscorer for the Catalan giants, the Argentinian forward, however, does not boast the fastest record in reaching a century of strikes, with 10 other Barcelona legends hitting the 100 mark faster than Messi, as reported by Marca.


Let's count down the 10 stars to have reached 100 Barcelona goals in fewer game than Messi... 

10. Neymar

100 goals in 178 games


The Brazilian's late strike in Sunday's win over Granada ensured that Neymar was the latest Barcelona star to hit 100 goals for the club, and the third Brazilian to do so.


The 25-year-old captain of the Selecao beat Messi's record by 10 games.


9. Rivaldo

100 goals in 172 games


One time the king of the Nou Camp, prior to the days of Ronaldinho and Messi, Rivaldo spent just five years in Catalonia but still managed to join the 100 goal club, doing so in just 172 games. 

8. Cesar Rodriguez

100 goals in 161 games


The legendary Spanish striker was one of the first superstars of the Blaugrana, featuring for the club throughout the 40s and 50s. Cesar was Barcelona's all time top scorer for a while, with 232 goals, and was renowned from being able to score from directly from a corner. 

7. Hristo Stoichkov

100 goals in 155 games


The Bulgarian forward spent two spells in Barcelona, but had already reached a ton of goals during his first five years with the Catalan side. The 1994 Ballon d'Or winner helped Barca to five La Liga titles and a European Cup during his tenure. 

6. Samuel Eto'o

100 goals in 154 games


Eto'o was an absolute machine for Barcelona, spending five glorious years with the club, winning three La Liga and two Champions League titles. 


The Cameroon striker had been prolific for Real Mallorca prior to arriving at the Nou Camp, but took things to a whole new level for the 2006 Champions League winners.

5. Eulogio Martinez

100 goals in 152 games


An international for both Spain and Paraguay, the skillful striker was Barca's main source of goals between the years 1956 and 1962. 


Martinez, showcased the 'Cruyff turn' before the Dutchman popularised the skill, and first used the move decades earlier while playing for Barca in the European Cup. 

4. Evaristo

100 goals in 143 games


The highest scoring Brazilian in Barcelona history, Evaristo joined from Flamengo in 1957 and stayed for five 5 years before crossing the divide to sign for rivals Real Madrid. 


The future manager of the Brazilian national team was a predator in front of goal and helped Barca to two consecutive La Liga titles.

3. Luis Suarez

100 goals in 120 games


The final piece of the deadly 'MSN' trident is by far the most prolific on average, having scored 100 goals for Barca in just 120 games. 


The Uruguayan forward cost around £65m from Liverpool, but has been worth every penny and helped secure a historic treble in his first season at the Camp Nou.

2. Mariano Martin

100 goals in 114 games


Injuries limited Martin's extraordinary career, yet the late Spanish international still was on hand to find the back of the net on 128 occasions for Barcelona, the first 100 of which came in just 114 games during the early 1940s. 

1. Laszlo Kubala

100 goals in 103 games


The Hungarian-born striker was voted as the club's best ever player during Barcelona's centenary celebrations and it's easy to see why. 


Kubala, who managed almost 200 goals during a decade-long spell with the Spanish side, also managed Barca on two separate occasions.