Lionel Messi has joined the exclusive 700th club after scoring a cheeky penalty in Barcelona 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid in a La Liga game on Tuesday.
Before his goal today, only Juventus and Real Madrid forward, Crisitiano Ronaldo was the only active player on the exclusive list but with his goal, Lionel Messi joined him as the only active player to have scored 700 career goal.
He became just the 7th player to achieve this feat other players to have hit the 700 mark are:
Josef Bican, Gererd Muller, Pele, Ferenc Puskas, Romario and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although, his 700th goal came from a spot kick, Lionel Messi has scored great goals in his career since he scored his first aged 17.
To celebrate his 700th career goal, watch some of his great goals.
Albacete (H): May 1, 2005
Getafe (H): April 18, 2007
Real Zaragoza (A): March 21, 2010
Real Madrid (A): April 27, 2011
Iran (N): June 21, 2014
Bayern Munich (H): May 6, 2015
Athletic Bilbao (N): May 30, 2015
Real Madrid (A): April 23, 2017
Ecuador (A): October 11, 2017
Real Betis (A): March 17, 2019
In the process, Lionel Messi has won 34 club trophies and a record six Ballons d’Or, but international honours have eluded him since he won gold at the 2008 Olympics.