Messi equals Xavi’s record of most appearance for Barcelona : #Messi767
Lionel Messi played his 767th match for FC Barcelona to tie the record of Xavi Hernandez. Messi equaled the record of most appearance for Barcelona.
Leo starred for the Spanish Powerhouse against Huesca at Camp Nou as he scored 2 goals for them. Barcelona won the match 4-1 with Griezmann and Oscar scoring two other goals.
FC Barcelona made this night special for one of the greatest of the game. A big picture of Messi was set behind the goal to just pay tribute to the contribution of Leo Messi for the club.
"Leo Messi keeps setting new highs and with his appearance in the starting XI [eleven] against Huesca on Monday, he adds another special record to his collection, setting a club record of 767 appearances in a Barça shirt,"FC Barcelona on their website
FC Barcelona also made a special video with all of their legends like, Suarez, Ronaldinho, Neymar with the special celebration style of Leo Messi.
Xavi, who had the record for most appearances for Barcelona said,
"It is totally fair that the best player in history is the one who has defended Barca's colours the most times."Xavi on #Messi767
Most Appearance for FC Barcelona: #Messi767
#1 Lionel Messi – 767 games
Messi now has equaled the number of most appearance for FC Barcelona with 767 games on Monday evening. The Argentine genius was set to leave Barcelona early this season, but could not leave the club due to his commitment. However, to keep him in the club, Barcelona is trying to have his fellow Argentine Aguero in the club.
#2 Xavi Hernandez – 767 games
The midfielder, who is retired now had wore the Barcelona jersey for 767 games, which was a record until #Messi767 happened. Xavi is regarded as one of the best midfielders in the history of the game.
#3 Andres Iniesta – 674 games
One of the most successful Barcelona legend is now playing in the Japan League for Japan's Vissel Kobe. Iniesta has served for Barcelona from 2002-2018, consecutive 16 seasons. Iniesta played 674 games for FC Barcelona.
#4 Sergio Busquets – 617 games
Sergio Busquets who is still a Barcelona player can go near the records of Messi in terms of match appearances. However, with injuries and young players coming up the rank, he mi9ght have to fight it hard to get closer to that mark. Busquets, another Braca legend played 617 games for them.
#5 Carles Puyol – 593 games
Puyol is one of the best leader of the game who has won everything possible in the Football arena. He has won a world cup, a UEFA Champions League, Super Cup, and a many Spanish La Liga as well as a captain. Puyol had appeared 593 games for FC Barcelona before hanging his boots.