The Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi is now all time top goal scorer of Spanish top football league La Liga. The player has surpassed record of Telmo Zarra who scored 251 goals in this competition. During match against Sevilla on 22 November 2014 at his home ground Camp Nou. Messi scored another hat-trick and set up a new historic record of most goals in Liga BBVA.
La Liga all time top goal scorer list
|2||Telmo Zarra||251||278||Spain||Athletic Bilbao|
|3||Hugo Sanchez||234||247||Mexico||Real Madrid|
|4||Raul Gonzalez||228||550||Spain||Real Madrid|
|5||Alfredo di Stefano||227||329||Argentina||Real Madrid|
|9||Cristiano Ronaldo||197||176||Spain||Real Madrid|
Lionel Messi was playing second season of his career with Barcelona when Telmo Zarra passed away. At that time, the record was looking unbeatable. But the Barca superstar made it possible with consistent form. Former all time top goal scorer Telmo Zarra watched Messi before his death.
Messi first get audience attraction when he scored solo goal in World Cup just like the former Argentine striker Diego Maradona. Today, he has been comparing with World Cup winner Maradona. With Barca and Pep Guardiola, Messi tasted huge success and trophies including individual trophies also.
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The four times FIFA Ballon D’or winner set up an Everest record of scoring 91 goals in one calender year. Guardiola also praised him for his unbeaten run. During his time at Barcelona, he said “Without Leo, we would be a very good team and we would be competitive. But we wouldn’t have been able to achieve all we have if he were not with us.”
Under the management of Pep Guardiola, Messi scored goals in increasing order of 38, 47, 53, 73. Under the management of Tito Vilanova, the Argentine striker add 46 goals in his total goals tally. About Lionel Messi, Tito Vilanova said “Leo scores a spectacular amount of goals. Sometimes you stop and think about the great, great players who score in seven or eight seasons what Messi scores in only one. And his era not normal goals either — most of them are wonder goals.”
Messi played little bit of more games as compared to that of Telmo Zarra. In 289 appearances, he scored 253 goals and also made 101 assist in La Liga. After Lionel Messi, Telmo Zarra is at second spot and Real Madrid former Hugo Sanchez are at third spot respectively in the list of La Liga all time top goal scorers list.