The departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona marked the end point to an era of +20 years of great achievements. With the t-shirt Blaugrana, the Argentine played 778 games, scored 672 goals, delivered 305 assists and won 35 titles.
Next, we review the eleven ideal teammates with whom he better understood in the Barca …
The goalkeeper was a luxury spectator of Messi’s career: he saw him make his debut in the First Division and also win absolutely everything with the Blaugrana. They disputed 353 games, raised 21 trophies and averaged 2.30 points per game.
Alba was the left-back with whom he best understood: partnerships, touches and passes into the void of memory. Behind Dani Alves, it is the defender with whom he had the most participation in goals (34). They shared the court 345 times.
Piqué ran into the Argentine star already at its peak. In 2008 he arrived at the club and shared the squad until his departure to PSG in 2021: +500 games together, 31 trophies. The last leaders of the Barca.
Carles offered the Argentine, in the 269 games who played and the 21 titles They reaped back to back -from their debut until the year (2014) that the Spanish retired-, a leadership masterclass. Messi is applying it, today, in the Argentine National Team.
We still remember the right wing full of South American joy of Barcelona, between 2008 and 2016. 23 titles and 48 common goal appearances in 349 games together. Brazil and Argentina is not hatred, it is football.
Xavi and Messi agreed 399 games on the court, between 2004 and 2015. During that time, they gave us titles (20), high-flying connections and participation in goals (43). The trio with Iniesta will be in a painting in my living room.
Few remember how much he got on with the youth squad Pedro. Both disputed 270 games and they participated 53 times in goals. Since the Spanish left (2016), it was difficult to get a revulsive of this caliber.
The Brain He taught the secrets of football to Rosario. Rodeo, precise passing, moments to play one touch, to dribble … and more. They played 489 games together, both participated in 53 goals and 32 trophies. What a beautiful, aesthetic and winning duo!
The Uruguayan was the striker with whom he scored the most goals. In society, participated in 99 annotations. No matter how much the 258 games they disputed, it was impossible to decipher them. Hundreds of resources forged in the River Plate pastures.
6 Ballons d’Or. 10 times the best footballer in LaLiga. And titles everywhere. The Argentine star will be unmatched in the history of Barca, he marked a before and after based on goals, assists, dribbles and goodness. I hope he returns and retires as he deserves.
161 PJ in the same eleven, 56 participations in goals and magic touches on the playing field. Messi was fundamental in the maturation of the Brazilian star, who today is not only pure filigree and performance but also a player with an understanding above average. See you in Paris!