30 stats to celebrate Lionel Messi’s 30th birthday

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As the world celebrates Lionel Messi’s 30th birthday, ESPN Stats & Information presents a list of facts and figures for his amazing career on the pitch with Barcelona and Argentina.

– 30 titles won with Barcelona in all competitions.

– 29 career goals vs. Sevilla are his most against any single opponent.

– 28 La Liga goals in 2013-14 (Barcelona lost only twice in matches in which he scored).

– 27 career goals in friendlies with Argentina.

– 26 career La Liga hat tricks.

– 25 years old when he scored his 200th career La Liga goal.

– 24 La Liga goals scored while wearing No. 19 with Barcelona (2006-08 seasons).

– 23 career goals vs. Real Madrid, the most in El Clasico history.

– 22 matches played with Barcelona B.

– 21-game scoring streak in La Liga 2012-13 (longest streak in the league’s history).

– 20 fouls suffered in 2016-17 UEFA Champions League tournament.

– 19 different teams he scored against in the 2012-13 La Liga season.

– 18 years old when he scored his first World Cup goal.

– 17 career goals in the Derbi Catalan vs Espanyol (most all time).

– 16 assists in all competitions during the 2016-17 season.

– 15 more goals scored in 2014-15 La Liga season compared to previous season (28-43).

– 14 goals scored in 2011-12 UEFA Champions League season.

– 13 seasons played with Barcelona.

– 12 goals scored for Argentina in 2012 calendar year.

– 11 La Liga seasons in a row of scoring at least 10 goals.

– 10 goals scored during qualifying for 2014 World Cup (second-most behind Luis Suarez).

– 9 braces scored in all competitions so far in 2017 (calendar year).

– 8 La Liga titles with Barcelona.

– 7 goals scored after the 86th minute during the 2016-17 La Liga season (most in competition).

– 6-time winner of La Liga’s best player award.

– 5-time winner of Ballon d’Or award (most all time).

– 4 UEFA Champions League titles.

– 3 UEFA Super Cup titles.

– 2 goals scored for Argentina in the Olympics.

– 1 Olympic gold medal with Argentina (Beijing 2008).

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