Barcelona on Tuesday revealed that captain, Lionel Messi, could become the only player to top the Spanish La Liga scoring charts the most times and also set a new world record for goals with a single club this season.
The Blaugrana also said that Messi could become the player with the second most European crown and could equal Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs’ record as the player with the most titles with a single club if helps Barca to win the domestic and European titles this term.
The La Liga champions stated this in a post on its official website on Tuesday.
Barcelona will take on Mallorca this weekend once La Liga resumes on June 11 after almost three months of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Messi is on course to top the Spanish goal charts [Pichichi] for the seventh time, which would move him one ahead of Athletic Bilbao legend, Telmo Zarra, with whom he is currently matched on six,” Barcelona said.
“Messi needs just 16 more goals to match Brazilian legend Pelé’s 643 goals for Santos, the most goals ever scored by a player for a single club.
“Messi already has 627 for Barça with at least 12 games yet to play, and maybe more, he could very conceivably do that this very season.
“If the Argentinian can help Barça to the domestic and European titles, he will also:
“Become the player with the second most European crowns. He’d have five, leaving him just one short of Gento, who has a record six.
“Match Ryan Giggs as the player with the most titles with a single club. Messi currently has 34 and two more would put him on a par with Manchester United’s legendary Welshman, who won 36.”