Leo messi Not only is he, and by far, the league’s all-time top scorer with 457 goals, but he is also one step away from breaking another regularity championship record. The Argentine genius signed with his goal against the Betis his target number 27
coming off the bench since he debuted with the Barça first team and, according to data from Mister Chip, the ’10’ Barça is just one goal away from dethroning the current holder of the best scoring record as a substitute. Is about Julius salinas. Con 28 so many, and after a prolific career between 1984 and 2000 (Athletic, Atlético, Barça, Deportivo, Sporting and Alavés), the current Mundo Deportivo collaborator occupies the first drawer of that virtual podium.
It is striking that Messi is already in second place in that historical ranking of the goal from the bench, given that in his very long and successful career he has been a starter practically from the beginning. The Rosario equaled the 27 goals of Oscar de Paula, former Real Sociedad player from 1995 to 2006.
In the honor roll for the goal arrived from the substitution, the accesits are for the Uruguayan forward Walter Pandiani, author of 23 goals between Deportivo, Mallorca, Espanyol and Osasuna, and for the former Athletic de Blbao attacker Manu Sarabia, who in the decade of the 80s of the last century he scored 22 goals as a reserve. The father of Eder Sarabia, former Barça coach and now Andorra coach, was an elegant striker who many times ‘sucked’ the bench during Javier Clemente’s time as coach at San Mamés.