Lionel Messi at 30: Career goals breakdown

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi turns 30 today.

Here, we break down his 567 career goals statistically.

Lionel Messi: career goal breakdown graphic
(PA graphic)

By competition

Barcelona:

LaLiga: 349

Champions League: 94

Lionel Messi scores against Celtic in last season's Champions League
Lionel Messi scores against Celtic in last season’s Champions League (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Copa del Rey: 44

Spanish Super Cup: 12

UEFA Super Cup: 3

Club World Cup: 5

Total: 507

Argentina:

World Cup: 5

Lionel Messi scores against Nigeria in the 2014 World Cup
Lionel Messi scores against Nigeria in the 2014 World Cup (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

World Cup qualifying: 18

Copa America: 8

International friendlies: 27

Olympics: 2

Total: 60

By season

(Club + country. Season defined as July 1 to June 30)

2004-05: 1

2005-06: 8+2

2006-07: 17+2

2007-08: 16+5

2008-09: 38+5

2009-10: 47+1

2010-11: 53+4

2011-12: 73+9

2012-13: 60+9

2013-14: 41+7

2014-15: 58+4

2015-16: 41+9

2016-17: 54+3

Favourite opponents

v Sevilla: 29 goals

Sevilla have suffered the most from Lionel Messi with 29 goals
Sevilla have suffered the most from Lionel Messi with 29 goals (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

v Atletico Madrid: 27

v Valencia: 24

v Real Madrid: 23

v Athletic Bilbao: 22

Hat-tricks

Messi has scored 36 hat-tricks in his Barca career, including 25 in LaLiga, and another four for Argentina.

He managed 12 for club and country in his most prolific season, 2011-12, when he scored 82 goals in 73 games in all competitions. His 50 league goals featured eight hat-tricks and he added two more among his 14 Champions League goals and two in Argentina friendlies, including one in a 4-3 win over Brazil in New Jersey.

He has scored four goals in a game on four occasions, all for Barcelona – against Arsenal in April 2010, Valencia and Espanyol in 2012 and Osasuna in January 2013 – and five in a 7-1 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen in March 2012.

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