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Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona on 23rd April with a brace in Barcelona’s defeat of Real Madrid in El Clasico at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 2-3. Messi’s goals were scored in the 33rd and 92nd minutes of the game.

The 500 goals milestone is an achievement that is likely be difficult for any other player to reach. What is even more remarkable is that the 500 goals came in 577 games, a goals per game ratio of 0.87.

Here are the details.

Games:  577

Goals:  500

Hat tricks:  37 (111)

Penalties:  60

By competition
La Liga:  343
Champions League:  94
Copa del Rey:  43
Spanish Super Cup:  12
Club World Cup:  5
European Super Cup:  3

Most goals by opponent 
Sevilla:  29
Atletico Madrid:  27
Valencia:  24
Real Madrid:  23
Athletic Bilbao:  22
Osasuna:  21

Most goals by non-La Liga opponents
Arsenal:  9
AC Milan:  8
Celtic:  8
Bayer Leverkusen:  7
Manchester City:  6
Ajax: 6

Most penalties converted
Valencia:  5
Espanyol:  5
Levante:  4
AC Milan:  4
Real Madrid:  4

Most hat tricks by opponent
Valencia:  4
Osasuna:  3
Atletico Madrid:  3

Goals by minute block 
1-15’ - 52
16-30’ - 80 
31-45’ - 90
46-60’ - 81
61-75’ - 76
76-90’ - 120
106-120’ - 1

This season so far, Messi has scored 47 goals, surpassing his tally of 41 from last season. That now makes it nine consecutive seasons in which he has scored 40 or more goals. His two goals in Sunday’s match means he has scored 14 times against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu.

Data provided by FC Barcelona


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