“All the records of Lionel Messi”. The title of a future book on cracks in Argentina is bland and straightforward. But he still has many pages to write. Does the Argentina captain have more to score? Yes, it’s light blue and white ahead of this Thursday’s new phase of qualifying against Ecuador at the Monumental Stadium.
With Lionel Scaloni calling up the two opening games en route to the 2026 World Cup, La Pulga ensure they have reached a sixth qualifier , from the first minute against Ecuador it will be Second South American player to achieve this goal. So far, he has shared 5 entries with 23 other players. In addition, there will be a six-final match with 11 football players from around the world. And a new dispute with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi was called up by Jose Pekerman for the South American qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Leo’s first match was against Paraguay on September 3, 2005, which they won 1-0. Aged 18, he came on for César Delgado in the 35th minute of the second half. In that game, he only played 3 games and did not score. Subsequently, he played 18 games (4 goals) before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa; 14 games for Brazil in 2014, 10 goals; 10 games before the 2018 World Cup in Russia, 7 goals; 2022 Qatar has 15 matches and 7 celebrations.
Overall, Rosario has no objections 28 goals in 60 games.He is the sixth most capped player in World Cup qualifiers (not just at South American level, but worldwide) and the sixth leading scorer in South America, behind one of his Uruguayan friends Luis Suarez. With two goals, he will overcome his opponent and become the leader of the competition’s all-time scorer list.
Not only is Messi the player with the most appearances, but with qualifiers and World Cup finals (86), he is also second with 41 goals (28 and 13), three short of the tie goal Cristiano RonaldoHe will also take part in the sixth knockout round with Portugal. In this special duel between the Portuguese and the Argentine, they also became the top scorers in history with 850 goals (123 for the national team) and 818 goals (103 for the national team).
Ecuadorian Ivan HurtadoWith 73 appearances, he is the football player with the most appearances in the World Cup preliminaries.they follow paolo da silva (Paraguay), 66; diego godin (Uruguay), 65; Claudio Bravo (Chile)63; and Luis Suarez (Uruguay) 62. The last two players are still active, but the Chilean goalkeeper was not called up by Eduardo Berizzo – who was injured at the time – and the Uruguayan striker was not called up by Marcelo Bielsa.
That said, if he plays against Ecuador and Bolivia, he’ll reach Pistorero and be within range of the others. Also, the South American instance has a total of 18 races, so if he plays 14 of the 18 races, he will pass Hurtado and break another record. He is also the footballer with the most FIFA World Cup appearances, with 86 appearances including qualifiers and finals. Hurtado’s number of appearances is 79, as he played 6 games in the final stage, 3 games in the 2002 Korea/Japan match and 3 games in the 2006 Germany game. Played 14 of 18 games, plus he’s on his way to 100 games, a tough number for any player going forward.
In addition to Messi, there are three other active players in five appearances, which will be Paul Guerrero The first to enter the top six qualifiers because Peru Play Paraguay an hour and a half ago Argentina and ecuador. Another potential future player is Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, but he is currently recovering from a soleus injury. Meanwhile, Bolivian Juan Carlos Arce continues to play at Blooming but has bid farewell to his national team.
All the data to consider
Most FIFA World Cup appearances (knockouts + finals)
- Lionel Messi, Argentina, 86 (60+26)
- Ivan Hurtado, Ecuador, 79 (73+6)
- Diego Godin, Uruguay, 79 (65-14)
- Luis Suarez, Uruguay, 79 (62-17)
- Paulo da Silva, Paraguay, 72 (66+6)
Most appearances in qualifiers (by continent)
- Ivan Hurtado, Ecuador, 75 years old
- Paulo da Silva, Paraguayan, 66 years old
- Diego Godin, Uruguay, 65 years old
- Claudio Bravo, Chile, 63 years old
- Luis Suarez, Uruguay, 62
- Lionel Messi, Argentina, 60 years old
Most Playoff Participations (by continent)
- Pat Jennings Northern Ireland 6 1966-70-74-78-82-86
- Victor Rene Mendieta Panama 6 1982-86-90-94-98-02
- James Quinn Northern Ireland 6 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
- Russell Ratape Trinidad and Dogabo 6 1990-94-98-02-06-10
- Dwight York Trinidad and Togabo 6 1990-94-98-02-06-10
- Essam El Hadari Egypt 6 1998-02-06-10-14-18
- Buffon Italy 6 1998-02-06-10-14-18
- Goran Pandev North Macedonia 6 2002-06-10-14-18-22
- Firas Qatib Syria 6 2002-06-10-14-18-22
- Ild von Lima Andorra 6 2002-06-10-14-18-22
- Marc Pujol Andorra 6 2002-06-10-14-18-22
- Paulo Guerrero Peru 6 2006-10-14-18-22-26
- Messi Argentina 6 2006-10-14-18-22-26
FIFA World Cup (qualifiers + World Cup) top scorer
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, 44 (36+8)
- Lionel Messi, Argentina, 41 (28+13)
- Carlos Ruiz, Honduras, 39 (39+0)
- Luis Suarez, Uruguay, 36 (29+7)
- Ali Daei, Iran, 35 (35+0)
Playoffs top scorer (by continent)
- Carlos Ruiz, Honduras, 39
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, 36 years old
- Ali Daei, Iran, 35 years old
- Robert Lewandowski, Poland, 30 years old
- Luis Suarez, Uruguay, 29
- Lionel Messi, Argentina, 28 years old