He has already played 106 games with the national team, as many as El 'Cholo' Simeone
Leo Messi has scored last night the second goal of Argentina against Bolivia. With this goal, the Blaugrana has already reached 50 goals with Argentina's first team, since the first he scored in 2006 against Croatia. If we add goals from the youth categories, it makes 63 goals for Messi in international goals. Overall, the forward has already played 106 games, as many as Diego Pablo Simeone (Atlético Madrid's current manager).
With those 50 goals, Messi keeps being the second top scorer in the history of the Argentinian team, 4 goals behind Gabriel Omar Batistuta's record, who has retired already. Of the players going after Messi in this list, the first one that could catch up with him is the one that goes 5th, Sergio Agüero, who has scored 33 goals, 17 goals behind the Blaugrana. However, it seems obvious that no one will catch up with him before he gets first.
The 10 historic Argentina goal scorers
- Gabriel Batistuta: 54 goals
- Lionel Messi: 50 goals
- Hernán Crespo: 35 goals
- Diego Maradona: 34 goals
- Sergio Agüero: 33 goals
- Gonzalo Higuaín: 26 goals
- Luis Artime: 24 goals
- Leopoldo Luque: 22 goals
- Daniel Passarella: 22 goals
- Herminio Masantonio: 21 goals