Following is a statistical analysis of Lionel Messi’s career:
A total of 499 million users are active on Facebook and Instagram (more than the population of Argentina combined).
According to Forbes, Messi will earn an estimated $120 million in 2022-23 before taxes and agents’ fees.
Approximately $26.60 million is Messi’s estimated transfer value, according to Swiss research group CIES Football Observatory.
2,315: Minutes played in the World Cup. No one has played more.
853: Club matches for Barcelona B, Barcelona, and Paris St Germain
701: Club goals for Barcelona B, Barcelona, and Paris St Germain
98: International goals
37: Club trophies won
26: Matches played at the World Cup (Overall record)
19: Appearances as captain in the World Cup — a record
16: World Cup match victories (Germany’s Miroslav Klose has 17). Does not include penalty shootout wins.
16 years: The gap between his first and latest World Cup goals
13: World Cup goals (Argentine record)
11: Player of the match awards (first given in 2002)
7: Ballons d’Or
6: Men to have played in five World Cups – Messi, Lothar Matthaeus, Antonio Carbajal, Rafa Marquez, Andres Guardado and Cristiano Ronaldo
6: Assists in the knockout phase of World Cups
5: World Cups played in and assisted in
2: World Cup finals
1: Copa America trophy
1: World Cup winners’ medals