Here we show you the players that have played the most games with Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has played over a 1000 matches in his career and there aren’t many players that supported him in becoming an all-time great. He has been with these players since his debut in the world of professional football.
In 2004, Messi signed his first professional contract with Barcelona on a napkin. He won the prestigious UEFA Champions League with the Catalans in 2009, becoming the top scorer of the competition that season.
After arriving at the Camp Nou, the Argentine went on winning a number of European titles with Barca. In 2021, he left the club for PSG and became the second most loyal player in football history after Mark Noble.
However, he wasn’t the only reason behind Barca being one of the most successful clubs of the last decade. Messi was supported by his amazing teammates like his best friend Luis Suarez.
He has played a lots of games with these players. So let’s see how many games the legend has played with his most supporting teammates.
Most Games Played With Lionel Messi
- Neymar – 202 games
- Luis Suarez – 258 games
- Andres Iniesta – 489 games
- Sergio Busquets – 567 games
- Xavi – 399 games
- Jordi Alba – 345 games
- Carles Puyol – 269 games
- Gerard Pique – 506 games
- Dani Alves – 349 games
- Victor Valdes – 353 games
Of course, the World Cup winner has played the most games with Sergio Busquets. The Spanish midfielder is the most appeared player for Barcelona in their history.
Do you all remember the assist he gave to Messi against Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2011? According to the fans, it was the best assist that Busquets has given to any player in his career.
Besides the 2010 World Cup winner, Gerard Pique is the only player who has played more than 500 games with the 7-times Ballon d’or winner.
Neymar and Suarez are the two of the closest friends Messi has ever had. These three created arguably the greatest footballing trio of all time. But then again, there was BBC of Real Madrid which gave a tough competition to this trio. It was probably the only one out there to have ever been in a debate with MSN.
In 2017, Neymar revealed about his first meet-up with Messi when he was signed by the Catalans in 2013.
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“On my first day when I arrived in the dressing room and saw Messi and all the others in front of me, I thought I was in a video game. I was scared to even speak to them.”
“At the moment when I most needed help, the key-player in the team, the greatest player in the world, came to me and offered me a hand. Messi said: Come here, you need to be yourself, you need to be happy. You need to be like you were in Santos. We are here to help you.”