And by winning the title, Messi made another historical past by turning into Barcelona’s first participant to win 10 league titles.
This Online Portal reports that the Argentine’s first title at Camp Nou came in 2005 when he was 17 years outdated and he was additionally a fringe player when he collected his second La Liga medal 12 months later.
Nonetheless, Messi has been the talisman behind Barca’s final eight triumphs, which the players celebrated by wearing T-shirts with the slogan ‘Eight out of 11, the extraordinary appears normal’.
Earlier than Messi came of age and impressed a side coached by Pep Guardiola to the 2009 crown, Real Madrid had 31 titles while Barca had 18.
Messi came off the substitute bench last night to attain his 597th La Liga goal to safe the title against Levante.
Barca now have 26 league trophy, closing to within seven of Real Madrid’s record 33.
“Messi is the centre of all our successes,” Barca coach Ernesto Valverde told reporters at Camp Nou.
“It’s apparent that while he has been at Barca, the membership have won a glut of trophies and league titles.
“If I needed to give a name above anyone else it has to be his. He marks our style and his aggressive drive pushes everybody else ahead.”
Messi, who became club captain in the beginning of this season, overtook predecessor Andres Iniesta’s 9 league crowns with the club and joined a select group of players to have lifted 10 titles with one club in Europe’s high 5 leagues.
Former Real Madrid winger Paco Gento holds a Spanish report of 12 league titles and his previous teammate Pirri lifted the La Liga trophy 10 times.
Ryan Giggs, a former Manchester United winger, holds the most league titles in Europe’s high 5 leagues with 13 Premier League triumphs, whereas his former teammate Paul Scholes collected 11.
Gianluigi Buffon, the veteran Italian goalkeeper, won 11 Serie A titles with Juventus, although two of these triumphs were later stripped from the Turin club due to the Calciopoli corruption scandal.
“Messi is the best on the planet,” Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu informed the press.
“Right now he came on late but when he comes on things always occur. He’s the leader and he’s magic.”
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