by Zach Bruhn
Sunday night against Valencia, Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal. Ever since scoring his first ever senior goal, he has remained a legend across soccer and the whole world. Messi has nearly all the Barcelona scoring records set, and is also the only player to ever get the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, Pichichi Trophy and Golden Boot in one year. He has outscored Cristiano Ronaldo, who set a new record with 300 goals in February.
He is only 28, and with an amazing career already, he has more ahead of him. With many La Liga championships and an Olympic gold medal under his belt, he sure has a cramped resume, but that is not going to stop him. He plans on continuing his career and earning more impressive milestones.
Lionel Messi is considered to be the greatest soccer player alive, and is setting the stage for newcomers everywhere.