Leo Messi through the years: from La Liga debut to a number of milestones
15 years ago Spain saw the arrival of the genius as Leo Messi made his first-ever La Liga appearance in the Catalan derby between Barcelona and Espanyol. Has he changed much during all these years?
By the way, the Argentine has recently celebrated yet another milestone as he has become the only La Liga foreign player with more league appearances than any other player. With 423 total matches, he has surpassed Dani Alves' record.
During this run Messi has managed 320 wins, 67 draws and just 37 defeats having scored 387 goals in the Spanish top-tier alone.