Messi Breaks All Time La Liga Goals Record
After 3 goalless games in La Liga, Lionel Messi finally broke Telmo Zarra’s long-standing record of 251 La Liga goals. The 59 year old record was broken in some style as Messi scored his first league hat-trick of the season in Barcelona’s 5-1 drubbing of Sevilla.
Messi’s hat-trick has moved him 2 clear of Zarra to 253 La Liga goals. And he’s done it all in just 289 games for Barcelona, which is a ratio of 0.88 goals per game.
Ronaldo, who scored another 2 goals tonight, sits in 9th place in the all time La Liga top scorers list with 197 goals. Astonishingly, he’s racked up this tally in just 176 games, giving him a goals to games ratio of 1.13 during his time in the Spanish top flight.
It seems Lionel Messi breaks a new record every other week, but this latest might just be the most special to date. What a player.