-- Messi has scored 458 career goals in 582 appearances, that’s a strike rate of nearly 0. 8 per game.
-- During the 1-0 win over Jamaica, he became the youngest player to have reached 100 caps in CONMEBOL history (27 years, 361 days old).
-- Messi has scored 35 career hat-tricks… but he’s slacked off a bit after not picking up a treble since March!
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-- He has notched up 412 goals for Barcelona (482 appearances) and is just 52 goals shy of a tally which is double Cesar Rodriguez's previous club record.
-- Just to show he’s not all goals and glory, the little maestro has delivered 182 career assists.
-- Messi will be hoping to reach his half-century of goals during this Copa America, he has 46 for Argentina so far.
-- He has nearly as many club titles as birthdays, with 24. That includes seven La Liga crowns and four Champions League victories.
-- As if you needed confirmation of his presence among the greats of the game, Messi has picked up four Ballon d’Ors.
-- Falling just short of a century, Messi plundered 91 goals in a calendar year (world record in 2012)
-- A win against Colombia on Saturday will give him 400 career victories.
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