Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal on June 30, scoring from the penalty spot in his team’s 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou.
Messi converted a cheeky panenka spot kick to reach the milestone. He scored 630 times for Barcelona in 724 appearances in all competitions and another 70 for Argentina in 138 caps.
He is the top scorer by a distance for both club and country, having overtaken Barca legend Cesar Rodriguez(232 goals) in 2012 and former Argentina International Gabriel Batistuta (52 goals) in 2016.
Since 2014 , Messi has been La Liga’s all time top scorer. The record was previously held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra, who scored 251 top-flight goals. Messi is currently at 441. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 311 for Real Madrid before his 2018 move to Juventus.