Messi Hits 50 for Argentina

Posted on 30th March 2016


Lionel Messi became just the second Argentina player in history to score 50 international goals after scoring against Bolivia on Wednesday.

Argentina were awarded a penalty in the 29th minute when Ronald Eguino fouled Éver Banega. Messi was on target from the spot and put the Albiceleste 2-0 up against the Andean nation. It was Messi’s 50th goal for Argentina.

The only other Argentine to score more than half a century is former Fiorentina and Roma striker, Gabriel Batistuta, who finished his international career with 56 goals.

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The ten players with the most goals for Argentina area:

  1. Gabriel Batistuta 56
  2. Lionel Messi 50
  3. Hernán Crespo 35
  4. Diego Maradona 34
  5. Sergio Agüero 32

Messi’s first goal for Argentina came on 1st March 2006, in a friendly against Croatia at the age of 18. The same year he also became Argentina’s youngest ever scorer at the World Cup finals when he scored in a 6-0 win over Serbia.

The 5 time Ballon d’Or winner has now scored 499 career goals. His next game is against fierce rivals Real Madrid on Saturday in El Clásico!




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