2022 was a remarkable year for Messi for several reasons. The greatest moment saw him win the World Cup but he achieved some other excellent landmarks. One of these saw him reach 1,000 career appearances for club and country. Most players fall far short of this amazing total (via GOAL).
Messi made his debut in 2005 and continued to shine at the highest level. He played in four World Cups and emerged as one of the two most significant players of his era. His 1,000th game came against Australia in the round of 16 in Qatar. He will eclipse that total by many games because of his burning desire to play.