Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has been enjoying arguably the most prolific FIFA World Cup of his storied career.
Messi has been a vital player in the attack for the Argentina national team in the 2022 World Cup. The PSG star currently sits at eight goal contributions in the tournament, with five of them coming in the knockout stage.
Overall, Messi has tallied a combined 19 goal contributions in his World Cup career, which is tied with Ronaldo Nazario, Gerd Muller, and Miroslav Klose for the second most in the history of the sport’s biggest tournament. Only Pele (20) has recorded more goal contributions at the World Cup than these four forwards.
📊 Most Goals + Assists at World Cups (All Time)
2⃣0⃣ 🇧🇷Pele (12+8)
1⃣9⃣ 🇦🇷MESSI (11+8) 📈
1⃣9⃣ 🇩🇪Klose (16+3)
1⃣9⃣ 🇧🇷Ronaldo (15+4)
1⃣9⃣ 🇩🇪Gerd Muller (14+5)
1⃣7⃣ 🇵🇱Lato (10+7)
1⃣7⃣ 🇩🇪Uwe Seeler (9+8) pic.twitter.com/D5nUw8r5YO
— MessivsRonaldo.app (@mvsrapp) December 13, 2022
Messi now has his sights set on the upcoming World Cup final, where Argentina will meet PSG forward Kylian Mbappe and the France national team. Both international sides are aiming to win the World Cup for the third time in their history.