Xavi Hernandez‘s record finally paves way for another number in the history book as Lionel Messi moves on to claim the spot after making his 768th game for the club on Sunday night up against Real Sociedad.
Messi is now officially holds the record of Barcelona’s all-time most appearance which started and now still counting from Barcelona’s match against Real Sociedad marking his 768th for the club.
Earlier in the season, he had already surpassed Xavi’s record in Barca’s list of appearance-makers in La Liga then the match against took him to the very top of overall matches played.
His appearance against Real Sociedad takes his domestic league total to 511 – with 149 Champions League games, 79 in the Copa Del Rey, 20 in the Spanish Super Cup, five in the Club World Cup and four in the European Super Cup completing the numbers.
He has 661 Barcelona career goals to his name.
Xavi in turn seemed really happy about Messi’s overall achievements and seems to be rooting for Messi all the way.