Lionel Messi, scorer of the most goals in the history of FC Barcelona has left the club and with him goes one of the greatest memories of my life. When I was young I don’t even remember a goal being scored in a Barcelona shirt but I do remember the aura of excitement that Barcelona brought to my little town of Malaga.
When I moved from Spain to join Leverkusen for the first time as a 16-year-old, I thought that my football career would be short-lived and that I would only get a few games and that they would be nothing more than a walk in the park. Sadly, things didn’t turn out that way at all. The very next season, I moved on from Leverkusen to join PSV Eindhoven and I have never looked back. Lionel Messi is one of the best players in the world at the moment and it’s pretty safe to say that he will be for the rest of his career.
Lionel Messi – scorer of the most goals in the history of Barcelona
It seems to be every young Barcelona fan’s dream to sit in the stands and take their seat behind the goals and taunt the team from the benches with their t-shirts covered in Messi’s name. I can recall that era and the atmosphere that is created and it was great fun sitting behind the goals with the rest of the supporters.
When he scored his second goal in the famous win over Chelsea at the Nou Camp a few weeks later it made the atmosphere even more special and the team looked well deserving of such a title. We all remember the image of the fans throwing the shirts off the top of the stadium but this image will always be priceless to me.
Most goals in the history of FC Barcelona
As I said, there wasn’t a lot of difference when I was sitting behind the Barcelona bench. I mean, I was still a kid so all I did was hope and pray that Lionel Messi scored the winning goal. I can’t say I ever gave any attention to other players on the field because it was never my intention to be a teammate of any sort.
I just wanted to be on the team so every now and then I would spot my teammate and shout out loud in excitement. If you want to score a goal of your own then have the same shirt as Lionel Messi and you’ll have yourself a party down the street before the season is out.