Spain’s Greatest Goalscorer
Bilbao Legend Telmo Zarra was La Liga’s record goalscorer for decades. But then Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo came along and engaged in a furious shootout. However, the annals show that Messi left his Portuguese rival in his wake. To be fair, he had an advantage because he started his career in Spain.
Messi’s 253rd goal came against Sevilla in 2014 but he didn’t show any signs of slowing down. In the end, he departed Barcelona in 2021 with a ridiculous 474 goals. He also had records for scoring against every La Liga team that he played against. The man is one of soccer’s most lethal goal machines (via The Mirror).