Lionel Messi 500 goals
FootyOn look back and showcase every single one of the Lionel Messi 500 goals scored during his incredible Barcelona career.
The Argentine attacker reached his remarkable club milestone during the 3-2 victory over Real Madrid.
Messi netted his first of two strikes to bring proceedings level at 1-1 in the first-half at the Bernabeu.
Then, with literally the last kick of the latest El Clasico, he pounced to seal a late success in added time.
His well-placed finish handed Barcelona a boost in their pursuit of the Spanish title and are now 11/8 with Sky Bet to beat Los Blancos to La Liga supremacy.
After such a historic feat, read on and watch all of the Lionel Messi 500 goals below. Enjoy!
Watch all of Messi’s 500 club career strikes
Messi has long been in a personal battle with Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo, but it was the South American that came out on top in their most recent face-off.
After an assist from the legendary Ronaldinho, Messi netted his maiden senior Catalans goal back in May 2005.
From then on he has developed and matured with each passing season to become one of the greatest players in history.
The now 29-year-old still has many more seasons left in him and will no doubt add many more to his superb club tally.
Messi has managed to claim eight league titles, four Copa del Rey medals and, of course, four Champions League crowns.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 23, 2017
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner is notably seventh on the list of all-time goal scorers in the sport.
He sits narrowly behind his ongoing Portuguese rival Ronaldo, though they have plenty more left in the tank respectively.
Following the Lionel Messi 500 goals record racked up by the Barcelona great, he will look to continue his season surge and finish the campaign with further silverware success in La Liga.