Messi goals scored record and career in 2023

Lionel Messi goalscoring record

Lionel Messi’s career went into a transition in 2023 as he began the year by spending the last months of his career at Paris Saint-Germain. Back from winning the World Cup final against France, Messi saw his relationship with PSG fans grow worse toward the end of the campaign. The Balon d’Or was already being approached by Saudi Arabian and European clubs over a summer move.

However, he eventually decided to accept an offer from Inter Miami, who convinced the 36-year-old to continue his career at MLS. Joining his new club mid-season, Messi made a total of 14 appearances for Inter Miami, helping them win the Leagues Cup in late August.

Messi goals in 2023

Messi scored a total of 28 goals in 44 matches in 2023, eight of which were registered while playing for Argentina. The former Barcelona star also provided a total of 11 assists. On average, Messi scored a goal every 132 minutes, maintaining consistency with his excellent form after the World Cup.

A stunning solo strike against Australia and a spectacular free kick for Inter Miami against Cruz Azul were among Lionel Messi’s best goals in 2023.

Messi’s career in 2023: key moments

  • March 8: Champions League elimination with PSG in the last-16 round.
  • May 27: Winning a second Ligue 1 title with PSG
  • June 1: Messi leaves PSG as a free agent
  • July 16: Messi joins Inter Miami on a blockbuster deal
  • August 20: Messi leads Inter Miami to Leagues Cup trophy
  • October 22: Inter Miami fail to reach the MLS playoffs
  • October 30: Messi celebrates his eighth Ballon d’Or win

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