Lionel Messi brought his goal tally to 371 in all competitions when he scored a hat-trick against Osasuna on March 16, 2014. The 26-year old surpassed Paulino Alcantara‘s club record of 369 goals scored between 1912 and 1927. Messi is one of the most decorated footballers in history and was discovered as a talented kid by Barcelona FC.
In the 2008/09 season, Messi scored a total of 38 goals, and was the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League after finding the net nine times. He became the youngest Barcelona player to hit 100 goals after scoring against Sevilla FC in the Spanish domestic league on Jan. 16. 2010. He scored 47 goals in all competitions that season.
On March 20, 2012, Messi beat Ceasar Rodriguez club tally of 232 goals when he scored a hat-trick against Granada CF. Two-weeks later, he surpassed the 12-goal peak he jointly held for the most goals in a single UEFA Champions League campaign. On Dec. 9, 2012, the footballer broke Gerd Muller’s 85-goal tally for club and country after he scored twice against Real Betis Balompié.
Messi has won the UEFA Champions League three times and has been the league’s top scorer as many times.