Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The collector of goals

Nothing more, nothing less than 234 goals for the club. Leo Messi is living history of Barça after ousting Caesar and becoming the top scorer in the Football Club Barcelona. The Argentina international is determined to tear down the walls that are in its path and its game against Granada continues to expand its major difference with football legends such as Maradona, Cruyff, Ronaldo, Bobby Charlton, Thierry Henry or George Best.

The 'Flea' has far exceed historic numbers of great strikers of the twentieth century. And all in eight seasons with Barcelona. Messi took the alternative in the Barça first team in 2004/05 and this week has raised the bar in more than 230 goals. With this figure, Leo Messi tomb players who are included among the 30 best players in history according to FIFA.

Diego Armando Maradona could do the records of the 'Flea' in eight seasons. At the same age as Messi and in the same season, Maradona managed to make 196 goals. Between 1977/78 and 1984/85 the 'Fluff' played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona and a year in Naples.

Another forward who is still remembered by millions of fans is Ronaldo. The Brazilian made ​​the leap to Barcelona after two spectacular seasons at PSV Eindhoven. At 24 years old and in eight seasons, Ronaldo scored a total of 153 targets. This figure is far below far below the one just to get Leo Messi. The former international wore in that time period T-shirts PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Cruyyff and Henry, the last to be overcome
were two players that they were still resisting the 'Flea'. Earlier this year Messi had not yet reached Thierry Henry nor Johann Cruyff. The Frenchman currently plays in the New York Red Bulls but is a legend for Arsenal. At the age of 23 years and in eight seasons as a 'gunner' scored a total of 226 points. Messi will see in the mirror.

The second is Johan Cruyff . With 24 spring and having played eight seasons at Ajax Amsterdam, the Dutch had already achieved 229 points. Another player that dethrones Messi period. Of course, further records remaining players like Romario, Di Stefano or Pele.

If we travel to England we also find two players who also went down in history for its quality and merit in the Manchester United: Bobby Charlton and George Best. Comparing the age and season with Leo Messi, these two myths of English football does not reach Leo Messi. Bobby Charlton scored 133 goals between the seasons 1956/57 and 1963/64, while George Best scored 179 goals in the 11 years played in the 'Red Devils'.

In addition to breaking barriers as a scorer, Leo Messi can boast of being the only player at his age has many titles under his belt at club level (18): Five Leagues, one Copa del Rey, three Champions League titles, two Super Cups Europe, five Super Cups and two World Spain clubs.


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