Lionel Andrés Messi - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Argentinian player scored 37 international goals in 84 matches for his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born: 24- 6-1987
Country:  Argentina
Caps:	84	(W49-D18-L17 – GF153-GA78 – %69.05)
Goals:	37      (% 0.44 per match)
Age First Cap:	 18 yr  54 d   17- 8-2005 vs. Hungary 2-1
Age Last Cap:	 26 yr 254 d    5- 3-2014 vs. Argentina 0-0
National Team Career:  8 yr 200 d

Cap  Goals    Date	Venue		Opponent       Score	Competition

  1         17- 8-05	Budapest	Hungary 	2-1	
  2          3- 9-05	Asunción	Paraguay	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
  3          9-10-05	Buenos Aires	Peru    	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
  4         12-10-05	Montevideo	Uruguay 	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
  5         16-11-05	Doha    	Qatar   	3-0	
  6  1   1   1- 3-06	Basel   	Croatia 	2-3	
  7      1  30- 5-06	Salerno 	Angola  	2-0	
  8  1   2  16- 6-06	Gelsenkirchen	Serbia-Monten.	6-0	World Cup
  9      2  21- 6-06	Frankfurt	Netherlands	0-0	World Cup
 10      2  24- 6-06	Leipzig 	Mexico  	2-1	World Cup
 11      2   3- 9-06	London  	Brazil  	0-3	
 12      2  11-10-06	Murcia  	Spain   	1-2	
 13      2   2- 6-07	Basel   	Switzerland	1-1	
 14  2   4   5- 6-07	Barcelona	Algeria 	4-3	
 15      4  28- 6-07	Maracaibo	United States	4-1	Copa América
 16      4   2- 7-07	Maracaibo	Colombia	4-2	Copa América
 17      4   5- 7-07	Barquisimeto	Paraguay	1-0	Copa América
 18  1   5   8- 7-07	Barquisimeto	Peru    	4-0	Copa América
 19  1   6  11- 7-07	Puerto Ordaz	Mexico  	3-0	Copa América
 20      6  15- 7-07	Maracaibo	Brazil  	0-3	Copa América
 21      6  22- 8-07	Oslo    	Norway  	1-2	
 22      6  11- 9-07	Melbourne	Australia	1-0	
 23      6  13-10-07	Buenos Aires	Chile   	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 24  1   7  16-10-07	Maracaibo	Venezuela	2-0	World Cup Qualifier
 25      7  17-11-07	Buenos Aires	Bolivia 	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 26  1   8  20-11-07	Bogotá  	Colombia	1-2	World Cup Qualifier
 27  1   9   4- 6-08	San Diego	Mexico  	4-1	
 28      9   8- 6-08	East Rutherford	United States	0-0	
 29      9  15- 6-08	Buenos Aires	Ecuador 	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 30      9  18- 6-08	Belo Horizonte	Brazil  	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 31      9   6- 9-08	Buenos Aires	Paraguay	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 32      9  10- 9-08	Lima    	Peru    	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 33  1  10  11-10-08	Buenos Aires	Uruguay 	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 34     10  15-10-08	Santiago	Chile   	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 35  1  11  11- 2-09	Marseille	France  	2-0	
 36  1  12  28- 3-09	Buenos Aires	Venezuela	4-0	World Cup Qualifier
 37     12   1- 4-09	La Paz  	Bolivia 	1-6	World Cup Qualifier
 38     12   6- 6-09	Buenos Aires	Colombia	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 39     12  10- 6-09	Quito   	Ecuador 	0-2	World Cup Qualifier
 40     12   5- 9-09	Rosario 	Brazil  	1-3	World Cup Qualifier
 41     12   9- 9-09	Asunción	Paraguay	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 42     12  10-10-09	Buenos Aires	Peru    	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 43     12  14-10-09	Montevideo	Uruguay 	1-0	World Cup Qualifier
 44  1  13  14-11-09	Madrid  	Spain   	1-2	
 45     13   3- 3-10	München 	Germany 	1-0	 
 46     13  12- 6-10    Johannesburg    Nigeria         1-0     World Cup
 47     13  17- 6-10    Johannesburg    South Korea     4-1     World Cup
 48     13  22- 6-10    Polokwane       Greece          2-0     World Cup
 49     13  27- 6-10    Johannesburg    Mexico          3-1     World Cup
 50     13   3- 7-10    Cape Town       Germany         0-4     World Cup
 51     13  11- 8-10    Dublin          Ireland         1-0
 52  1  14   7- 9-10    Buenos Aires    Spain           4-1
 53     14   8-10-10    Saitama         Japan           0-1
 54  1  15  17-11-10    Doha            Brazil          1-0
 55  1  16   9- 2-11    Genève          Portugal        2-1
 56     16  26- 3-11    East Rutherford United States   1-1
 57  1  17  20- 6-11    Buenos Aires    Albania         4-0
 58     17   1- 7-11    La Plata        Bolivia         1-1     Copa América
 59     17   6- 7-11    Santa Fe        Colombia        0-0     Copa América
 60     17  11- 7-11    Córdoba         Costa Rica      3-0     Copa América
 61     17  16- 7-11    Córdoba         Uruguay         1-1 [1] Copa América
 62     17   2- 9-11    Kolkata         Venezuela       1-0
 63     17   6- 9-11    Dhaka           Nigeria         3-1
 64  1  18   7-10-11    Buenos Aires    Chile           4-1	World Cup Qualifier
 65     18  11-10-11    Puerto La Cruz  Venezuela       0-1	World Cup Qualifier
 66     18  11-11-11    Buenos Aires    Bolivia         1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 67  1  19  15-11-11    Barraquilla     Colombia        2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 68  3	22  29- 2-12	Bern		Switzerland	3-1
 69  1	23   2- 6-12	Buenos Aires	Ecuador		4-0	
 70  3	26   8- 6-12	East Rutherford	Brazil		4-3
 71  1	27  15- 8-12	Frankfurt	Germany		3-1
 72  1	28   7- 9-12	Córdoba		Paraguay	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
 73	28  11- 9-12	Lima		Peru		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 74  2	30  12-10-12	Mendoza		Uruguay		3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 75  1	31  16-10-12	Santiago	Chile		2-1	World Cup Qualifier
 76 	31  14-11-12	Riyadh		Saudi Arabia	0-0
 77	31   6- 2-13	Stockholm	Sweden		3-2
 78  1	32  22- 3-13	Buenos Aires	Venezuela	3-0	World Cup Qualifier
 79	32  26- 3-13	La Paz		Bolivia		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 80	32   7- 6-13	Buenos Aires	Colombia	0-0	World Cup Qualifier
 81	32  11- 6-13	Quito		Ecuador		1-1	World Cup Qualifier
 82  3	35  14- 6-13	Cd. Guatemala	Guatemala	4-0
 83  2  37  10- 9-13    Asunción        Paraguay        5-2	World Cup Qualifier
 84     37   5- 3-14    Bucuresti       Romania         0-0

[1]  Argentina lost 4-5 on penalty kicks.

Total Record

Matches  Won Draw Lost  For Against  Points  Percentage
    84    49   18   17   153-  78     116       69.05

37 Goals in 84 Matches (% 0.44 per match)

Types of             Matches  Goals

Friendlies      	32      21
World Cup		 8       1
World Cup Qualifier	34	13
Copa América       	10	 2

Total caps / goals: 	84	37


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