Lionel Messi took his career goals tally to 500 when he scored in Barcelona’s surprise 2-1 home defeat by Spanish La Liga rivals Valencia.
It is the latest landmark in a remarkable career and comes less than 11 years after the then 17-year-old’s first senior goal against Albacete in May 2005.
“The figure is from another galaxy,” said Barca boss Luis Enrique when asked about the achievement.
Here, we take a closer look at how the Argentina forward reached the landmark for club and country.
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