The Argentine has been banging in the goals for his country ever since opening his account in 2005
Lionel Messi is not just one of the best creators of chances around in the game, but he is lethal in front of goal himself as well.
The Paris Saint-Germain star is Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer by some distance and holds numerous other goalscoring records, both at club and international level.
For the national team, it all started with a tumultuous debut appearance against Hungary in 2005, with Messi receiving a red card barely a minute after coming off the bench.
That was merely a blip on his journey to greatness, though, and the forward got his first Argentina goal at senior level in a 3-2 friendly loss against Croatia the following year.
That turned out to be start of an impressive goalscoring run and Messi has since been able to celebrate goals more or less wherever he went.
Just how many strikes does the Barcelona legend have to his name, though, and in which competitions did he find the net the most often?
Lionel Messi’s total Argentina goals
How many goals has Lionel Messi scored at the World Cup?
Lionel Messi’s Copa America record
World Cup qualification goals
Messi in the Finalissima
Messi’s friendly goals for Argentina
Messi Argentina hat-tricks
Messi’s favourite opponents
*Data accurate as of September 19
Will Messi surpass the 100-goal mark for Argentina?