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Messi Becomes Record Scorer Among Europe's Biggest Leagues

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi Becomes Record Scorer Among Europe's Biggest Leagues

By David Kappel - Apr 10, 2018 01:33 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi stole the show with his hat-trick against Leganes on Saturday, and broke an impressive all-time European record along the way.

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The Argentine scored all three goals in his side's 3-1 win over Leganes, and the treble took him to 29 LaLiga goals for the season, equaling Mohamed Salah's tally in the European Golden Shoe race.

Overall, it was his 378th goal in Spain's top flight, making him the all-time record scorer among Europe's highest ranked leagues.

Albert De Cleyn, who had scored 377 goals for Belgian side Malinois – now known as Mechelen – between 1932 and 1955, was the last name on Messi's hunting list. De Cleyn could have scored even more had three Belgian seasons not been suspended due to the Second World War, according to UEFA's official website.

Gerd Muller follows the Albiceleste star and De Cleyn to complete the podium after scoring 365 Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich.

Read: Barca Star Responds To Ronaldo's Bicycle Goal

Messi's longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo remains the record scorer across Europe's top five leagues after netting 84 Premier League goals for Manchester United and another 308 in LaLiga since joining Real Madrid.

Do you think there will ever be another goalscorer to match Messi's records? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Some people are obsessed with messi such that they fail to understand simple calculations and the editor is misleading the ignorant
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Voltaire Apr 10, 2018 04:20 PM
Cowditor can you bring the number of games played also just to to hurt Madriots.
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Nick#10 Apr 10, 2018 04:04 PM
Many hearts are broken
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kgotso kgatla Apr 10, 2018 03:41 PM
308 LA LIGA..84 MAN U...BBUT how many at his mother team SPORTING
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alizebucs1986 Apr 10, 2018 03:20 PM
Cowditor u r Misleading some cows here,Messi overall has 378 Goals whereas Cr7 has 308 + 84 for Man U which calculates to 392 so explain in fool so some uneducated cows can Understand
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Matayitayi Apr 10, 2018 03:20 PM
Ronaldo has 392 overall Messi has 378, King Leo will overtake him soon...MESSIDONA
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Faysal Apr 10, 2018 03:06 PM
Take it easy people before Messi retires he is gone break all the records
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Golden Boots Apr 10, 2018 02:48 PM
Editor some people will be hurt, you shouldn't break people's hearts like this though!
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Pirates_999 Apr 10, 2018 02:24 PM
South Africa: Siyabonga Nomvete (1998 - 2018) - 111 goals
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Mfitshimfitshi Apr 10, 2018 02:16 PM
Khune played for 0ne team ... This s a j0ke c0mpared t0 Kennedy Mweene
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Sir Lore. Apr 10, 2018 02:16 PM
Ronaldo is 16 goals ahead of messi mara he has 2 seasons ahead of messi
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raagopalesa Apr 10, 2018 02:10 PM
Messi only played for one team this is a joke compare to Cristiano Ronaldo..

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