Lionel Messi

What is Lionel Messi's greatest ever goal?

Introducing FC's Great Goals project, where we rank every goal of the Argentine across a number of key areas

2:15pm on Wednesday 24th June 2020
By
Team FC

FC's GREAT GOALS PROJECT

How do you categorise Great Goals?

Click HERE for Lionel Messi's 50 Greatest Goals Ever

The Great Goals Project is FC's attempt to catalogue, analyse, and rank every high-quality goal scored in various competitions or by famous players. We rank goals based across a number of specific categories in order to establish the difference between the very good, the great, and the greatest.

We have watched every goal ever scored by Lionel Messi and attempted to rank them, using a number of key factors.

By clicking through to each goal's individual page, not only can you watch a video of said goal, but you can see in more detail how we calculated each rating.

We categorise goals based on a number of factors which determine which goals we deem to be the best.

1. Aesthetically Pleasing: How enjoyable was the goal to watch?

2. Technical Difficulty: How hard is it for a professional player to score a goal like this?

3. Uniqueness: Has this goal been seen many times before, or is it one-of-a-kind?

4. Importance: Was the effort the fifth in a 5-0 win, or the winner in the Champions League final?

5. Standard of Opposition: How good was the team that the goal was scored against?

So enjoy a run through Messi's greatest moments and feel free to let us know on Twitter what you think of our selections, at @CriticFootball_

Click HERE for Lionel Messi's 50 Greatest Goals Ever

Latest news

Premier League

Christian Pulisic is emerging as Chelsea's most important attacker

The American suffered a slow start at Stamford Bridge, but is now invaluable to Frank Lampard before new arrivals come

  • 11 hours
Premier League

Revealed: The teams with the most dangerous wages-to-revenue ratio

Clubs are spending a little too much of their earnings on player salaries, with these clubs in most danger of financial difficulty

  • 12 hours
Ligue 1

Rennes pick up Everton target Martin Terrier from Lyon for €12m

The 23-year-old will move to the club who finished fourth in Ligue 1 to qualify for the Champions League

  • 12 hours
Transfers

Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool: Worth it?

The cultured Spanish midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield - is it a deal that works?

  • 12 hours
Rules

The handball law is ruining football - teams and players need to stand against it

The regression in the regulations are among the most frustrating things in the modern game, but it's unlikely there will be a u-turn

  • 21 hours
Premier League

Man United's record this season before and after Bruno Fernandes

As well as performances clearly being easier on the eye, the facts and figures display a vast impact on the team by the Portuguese

  • 1 day

Most read

Other interesting players

  1. image description Lionel Messi W (R), F (C)
    Barcelona 99
  2. Liverpool 92
  3. image description Willian W (RL)
    Chelsea 87
  4. image description Bernardo Silva W (R), M (C)
    Man City 85
  5. Sevilla FC 83
  6. Feyenoord 80
  7. image description Rodrygo W (RL)
    Real Madrid 79
  8. image description Callum Hudson-Odoi W (R), AM (L)
    Chelsea 76
  9. image description Pedro W (RL)
    Chelsea 74