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Lionel Messi makes his 800th appearance for FC Barcelona



Between friendlies and official matches, the Argentine reaches a new landmark against Atlético Madrid

17 years, 677 goals, 799 games. These are some of the stats that Leo Messi has accumulated with FC Barcelona since he made his debut with the first team on November 16, 2003 in a friendly against Porto. The day when the most successful chapter in the history of Barça began.

Since then, Messi has racked up his appearances for the blaugranes. In total, the Argentine has played 799 matches for the club (741 official games and 58 friendlies). This Saturday against Atlético Madrid, he could therefore play his 800th game for Barça.

Stats from 799 matches

In a few of those matches - just 11% in 17 years - Messi, and therefore Barça, have suffered defeat. His incredible totals in this regard are 561 wins (519 in official matches), 149 draws (137 in official matches) and only 89 defeats (85 in official matches). Messi has an almost unbelievable 677 goals scored (640 in official games) in those 799 matches. 

His 34 titles also put him at the top of the Barça tree; 10 league triumphs, 4 Champions Leagues, 6 Copas del Rey, 3 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups and 8 Spanish Super Cups. (Fcbarcelona)

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