Lionel Messi becomes the Player with most goals in Europe’s top 5 leagues after his goal for Paris Saint Germain won them the Ligue 1 trophy yesterday, May 28, 2023.
The 7 times Ballon d’or winner has 496 European goals and 32 goals involvement in the French Ligue 1 this season as he scored 16 and assisted same.
In a decisive match against RC Strasbourg at the Stade de la Meinau, Lionel Messi broke the deadlock with an assist from Frenchman Kaylian Mbappe in the 59th minute.
Strasbourg held them back 20 minutes later as Substitute Kevin Gameiro goal levelled the game. However sharing the point was still a good news fo PSG as they were four points above Lens.
Paris Saint Germain has now become the first team in the French League 1 to lift the trophy for 11 seasons running and it’s been 9 consecutive times since Qatar Sports Investment (QSI) took over the club in 2011.
Lionel Messi is in the race for his 8th Ballon d’or as he has been decorate in this season’s campaign with trophies and award.
World Cup winner
World Cup Final Player of the Match
World Cup Golden Ball winner
The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2022
2023 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
Ligue 1 winner
Most goals all time in Europe’s top five leagues (496)
Winning the Ligue 1 trophy has made him the Player in football history to have most goals in Europe’s top 5 leagues with 496 goals as well as winning 43 trophies in his career.
4 Champions League titles
3 FIFA Club World Cups
10 La Liga titles plus 1 Ligue 1 title
7 Copa del Rey titles
8 Spanish Super Cup titles
3 UEFA Super Cups
1 Under 20 World Cup
1 Olympic Gold medal
1 Copa America
1 Finalissima title
1 World Cup
2 Ligue 1 trophies
He will play his final match against Clermont at Parc des Princes and make a move to a new club next season.