Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been honoured at the Spanish club for equalling Xavi Hernandez’ record with his 767th appearance for the Camp Nou giants.
Messi also set a new record after featuring in the game against Real Sociedad before last night’s match against Valladolid.
He was given a special Tribute before the game against Vallavolid at Camp Nou.
Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto, his fellow team captains, presented him with a shirt signed by all of his team-mates. And it was a very special shirt – the one from the 2003/04 season in which Messi made his first team debut.
He was then joined on the pitch by his wife and three children.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored 20 goals for Barça this season as the La Liga giants are currently second in the league table behind Atletico Madrid.
Messi has also scored 660 total goals for Barcelona, putting him 428 clear of second-placed Cesar Rodriguez in the club’s goal-scoring record book.