Lionel Messi Reveals His Favourite Goal For Barcelona
Lionel Messi has a lot of goals to choose from when it comes to picking his favourite and after becoming the first man to 400 La Liga goals the Barcelona forward picked one out.
Most footballers, even the best of strikers, don't manage to reach 400 goals, heck Alan Shearer only managed 409 goals when including strikes for all his club sides and the 30 for England, and he's the Premier League's all time top scorer.
Lionel Messi on the other hand has 400 goals in one competition. His goal against Eibar last weekend, as Barcelona kept up their stranglehold on the top of La Liga, took him to the incredible landmark on Spain's top division.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 311 in the competition makes him the second top scorer in La Liga but with Messi still going and the former Real Madrid striker now at Juventus the Argentine is only going to extend his lead on history.
Messi has a ridiculous 586 career goals for his club and another 65 for his country so the 400 only just scratches the surface of all his strikes.
And yet he can still pick out a favourite. Talking to Mundo Deportivo the 31 year old revealed his first goal, against Albacete, is his number one, saying:
"The first against Albacete from Ronnie's [Ronaldinho] pass I will never forget.
"The goals of the Clasicos are always special and against hard opponents that are usually up like Atlético, Valencia, Sevilla...
"Those that I have had the luck to score against our fans here in the Camp Nou they are always nice, and they are also special that I scored as a visitor because of the difficulty of playing away.
"In the end the most important goals are not the most spectacular, but those that serve us as a team to win."
In humble fashion the five time Ballon d'Or winner also paid tribute to his teammates who had helped him score, adding, "It is clear that without the help of all my colleagues, those now and those who were these years, it would have been impossible to score them [all his goals]."
Reflecting on all his goals Messi added, "I'm proud to have reached 400 and I hope I can get some more. I'm not much of a focus on the records or numbers, I prefer to focus on the day to day."
It's scary to think just how many he may end his career with.