IFFHS NEWS AND STATISTICS OF THE WEEK 27


Picture :  Lionel Messi entered in the 700 Goals Club against Atlético de Madrid last week !



IFFHS NEWS AND STATISTICS OF THE WEEK 27


 

 

700 GOALS FOR MESSI

 

On Tuesday night, June 30th 2020, Lionel Messi who is often regarded as the most gifted and greatest footballer of the 21st century scored his 700th official career goal for club and country. This milestone was achieved in his 862th match when he scored a Panenka penalty against Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid in a 2-2 draw match during the Round 33 of Laliga fixtures. 

This achievement is absolutely astounding and remarkable considering the fact that he is more of a playmaker than a center forward. Amongst his playmaking skills are his divine abilities to skip past opposition players easily as though they didn’t exist, the unselfish ability in creating several goal-scoring chances for his teammates and has recorded 294 official assists for both club and country.

Other footballers in the 700 goal-club are Pele, Josef Bican, Romario, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ferenc Puskas and Gerd Muller.


A breakdown of Messi’s 700 career goals per season :

Season               number of goals

2004-005                1

2005-06                10

2006-07                21

2007-08                19

2008-09                41

2009-10                48

2010-11                57

2011-12                82

2012-13                69

2013-14                48

2014-15                62

2015-16                50

2016-17                57

2017-18                52

2018-19                54

2019-20                29 {still playing}

 

Lionel Messi is the Only Player in History with the most number of IFFHS awards (10) as well as the only player to have won the IFFHS award in 3 different categories :



 

4-time IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)

4-time IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goal Scorer (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018)

2-time IFFHS World’s Best International Top Goal Scorer (2011, 2012)

 

  

SCHEDULE WOMAN UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINALS


 



The Tournament will be held in Spain at end August and crown the Best Team of the Season. Olympique Lyonnais, winner of the Trophy in the last Four years, will keep his domination and has already signed many great players like Sakina Karchaoui (picture down) ! Ada Hegerberg, injured since 5 months, is also back on the field and will be in her best form in August. Lyon is again the favorite of the competition !