Messi Closes in on All Time La Liga Top Scorer Record
Yesterday, Messi scored his 6th league goal of the season in a 0-2 win over Rayo Vallecano. It was also goal number 249 for Messi in La Liga, just 2 away from the all time record.
Telmo Zarra of Athletic Bilbao holds the all time record with 251 goals over 15 years, from 1940-1955.
With just one game to come for Messi before El Clasico, the record could well be equalled or broken in the biggest game of the season.
Ronaldo currently sits in 10th position in the all time La Liga scoring charts, with 188 goals, although he has played 113 less games in the Spanish national league than Lionel Messi. Ronaldo is in fact the only player in the top 30 all-time top scorers to average more than a goal a game, having scored his 190 goals in just 171 games, giving a ratio of 1.11.
Messi’s 249 goals have come in 284 La Liga appearances, giving a goals to games ratio of 0.88.