How many goals did Lionel Messi score with Newell’s Old Boys?

Following unprecedented individual achievements, Lionel Messi has earned the title of the greatest soccer player of all time, possessing exceptional skills since childhood that set him apart from the rest. He garnered the attention of the Spanish Giants, Barcelona, at the age of twelve and the rest. as they call it, is history.

The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner displays unmatched creative playmaking and remarkable goal-scoring prowess, currently second among all-time goalscorers for club and country. Despite playing for Europe’s top clubs, Lionel Messi holds a special place in his heart for his boyhood club, Newell’s Old Boys.

How many goals did Lionel Messi score with Newell’s Old Boys?

Lionel Messi has scored over 800 goals in his entire professional career, playing for Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Miami. He has been a prolific goal-scorer for each team. The World Cup winner holds the top position as the all-time leading scorer for Argentina with 106 international goals. Also, he is the second-highest active goal-scorer in international soccer and the highest scorer across the European top 5 leagues.

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Messi stands as the highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s club history, registering a remarkable tally of 672 goals in 778 appearances for the Catalans. Even during his brief spell in Paris, he continued to showcase his eye for goals, attaining an impressive tally of 32 goals in 72 matches for the Parisians.

Fascinatingly, it all began in 1994 when Lionel Messi, at the age of six, joined Argentina’s renowned Newell’s Old Boys academy. While his name gained prominence during his time at Barcelona, the leap into their first team marked a significant milestone. Not many were aware of how exceptionally skilled he was at scoring goals for his hometown club.

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Before Messi moved to La Masia in 2000, during his six-year stint in Rosario, he had reportedly scored 234 goals in only 176 games, showcasing remarkable stats even before his senior career. Additionally, he held a record of 1.32 goals per game. In his first four years, his tally surpassed the 30-goal mark in each season.

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Although he never made any senior appearances for Newell’s club, he has occasionally displayed his admiration for his hometown team.

At present, Lionel Messi continues to excel at Inter Miami, emerging as their MVP player of the season. He has also been recognized as the ‘Athlete of the Year’ by Times magazine, the first ever soccer player to have achieved the accolade, showcasing his enduring prowess in 2023.

Inter Miami scheduled to play against Newell’s Old Boys

Following his arrival, the Argentine icon could not inspire his side to secure the MLS playoff spots, as they crashed out and finished at the bottom of the table early in the previous season. Nonetheless, this early conclusion has provided them with an opportunity to prepare well for the upcoming season.

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Therefore, Inter Miami has a list of pre-season fixtures lined up to gear up for the MLS 2024 season, set to kick off in February. 

The Miami-based club will host Newell’s Old Boys, a club that their coach Tata Martino, and talismanic captain Lionel Messi had represented during their time in their home country, Argentina. This friendly exhibition is scheduled for February 15 and will mark a reunion for both at DRV PNK Stadium. 

Inter Miami, led by Messi, will also participate in the Riyadh Season Cup in Saudi Arabia. They are set to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr in February 2024.


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