Messi has scored more league goals than Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney combined.
Lionel Messi scored his 468th and 469th La Liga goals against Getafe in Barca's 5-2 win on Thursday. Leo Messi's staggering goal haul is one more than Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney's tally in the English Premier League - they are the top two greatest scorers in the history of the Premier League.
Rooney is the second-highest scorer in the Premier League history with 208 goals, while Shearer has topped the chart for quite some time with his 260 goals.What's more amazing is that Messi achieved his feat in 418 fewer games. Unlike the aforementioned EPL legends, Leo Messi is still active in La Liga.
Overall, the 33-year-old has netted 31 goals in all competitions this season.
Lionel Messi scored twice inside the opening 35 minutes to give Barcelona a 3-1 lead over Getafe before the game ending a 5-2 victory in favour of Barcelona in their Thursday night La Liga clash. Messi even continue to have the record of scoring 25 goals continuously for 12 years in a row.