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Messi Far Behind Xavi In Most Capped Barca Players List

Lionel Messi Far Behind Xavi In Most Capped FC Barcelona Players List

By Kurt Buckerfield - Nov 07, 2017 12:30 PM @KurtLaduma

Superstar Lionel Messi played his 600th game for FC Barcelona on the weekend, but where does he stand on the club's all-time appearances list?

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The Catalan giants beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday to keep up their unbeaten run, but before the clash got underway, Messi was honoured at the Camp Nou as he reached 600 games for the club.

The Argentine is still far from Xavi Hernandez's record number of appearances for the Blaugrana (745), while he is also 37 matches behind Andres Iniesta's tally of 637, according to Transfermarkt.

After Messi is former Barca skipper Carles Puyol, who spent his entire professional career with the Catalans from 1999 to 2014. The former defender played 589 times for the club, while Victor Valdes made 530 appearances for Barca.

Sergio Busquets has played 449 games since his debut for Barcelona, while Gerard Pique has worn the shirt on 410 occasions, making him the seventh most capped player in the club's history.

In at eighth is Brazil star Dani Alves with 391 games, while former goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta follows with 376 appearances, and Guillermo Amor with 333 matches.

Although Javier Mascherano is not yet in the top 10, he is just three appearances away from overtaking Amor.

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In Messi's 600 games for Barca, he has scored 535 goals and assisted a further 234 strikes, winning 30 trophies along the way.

Do you think Messi can break Xavi's record one day? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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#eddie Joined: 16 Dec 2016
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#eddie Nov 07, 2017 07:35 PM
He will reach those appearances mos!!!
musah005 Joined: 05 Mar 2017
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musah005 Nov 07, 2017 06:43 PM
@Faysal.Sorry how old is messi again?
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_SHYKIDsa_ Nov 07, 2017 04:55 PM
Who cares
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tinashenengomasha Nov 07, 2017 04:30 PM
He wil break all d record fo barcelona
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Nov 07, 2017 02:58 PM
600 games scored 535 goals and won 30 trophies more than his age he is the best GOAT
Master25 Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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Master25 Nov 07, 2017 02:52 PM
Next three seasons Messi will be the highest capped player for Barca.
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Nov 07, 2017 01:49 PM
I'm sure Victor Valdes regrets his decision to leave, cause he really fell off the radar and we are grateful that he did cause Ter Stegen is proving decisive in some matches! As for Lion The King Messiah I'm sure he'll give the Great Xavi a run for his money!
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Otee9 Nov 07, 2017 01:17 PM
Memeza messi
yayaningiza Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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yayaningiza Nov 07, 2017 01:02 PM
Messi will reach that number he still young man

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