After 21 years of good and loyal service, Lionel messi finally leaves FC Barcelona, the club he joined at the age of 13 by signing on a piece of napkin. An official announcement has been made by the club, confirming Messi’s departure. As soon as the declaration was posted online, a press conference was organized to address the issue and Joan Laporta, the president of FC Barcelona, introduced himself to convey the details of this distressing news.
The newly elected chief, while citing the verbal contract that Lionel Messi and the club had agreed to, said:
“I don’t want to generate false hopes. We agreed to a two-year contract that would be paid off in five years. Messi helped make everything as easy as possible. We thought the contract was within La Liga criteria , it works well in other countries but here it was not accepted. “
Breaking Lionel Messi’s goals for Barcelona
The numbers amassed by the Argentinian magician are so incomprehensible that they can pass as well as the career statistics of a group of players and no one would blink an eye. The lion’s share of the 672 goals he has scored for the Blaugrana has come in La Liga, rounding up to precisely 474 goals, making him the competition’s all-time top scorer.
The Champions League takes another big chunk with 120 of Lionel Messi’s goals coming on the continental stage. With 56 others in the Copa del Rey, 14 in the Super Cup, 5 in the FIFA Club World Cup and 3 in the UEFA Super Cup, Messi ends his career in Barcelona at the top of the top.
Despite the variety of goals he has scored, the veteran has always stuck to his celebration pointing skyward when it comes to commemorating them. However, the incidents in which he chose to innovate were among the most iconic moments in Lionel Messi’s career. Here are the top 5 of Messi’s iconic Barcelona goal celebrations:
# 5 This Free kick celebration against Liverpool