Lionel Messi takes Barcelona goal tally to 301 in 365 games

Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st career goals for Barcelona as the Spanish side beat Granada 2-1 on Saturday.

He also extended his scoring run to 14 league games and took his tally for the season to 37 league goals.

Messi, 25, has now scored 301 times in 365 appearances for Barca, a ratio of 0.82 goals per match.

Barcelona remain on course to reclaim the league title with a 12-point lead over Atletico Madrid.

Messi's goals in 2012

  • 91 goals
  • 75 with his left foot
  • 8 with his right foot
  • 3 with his head
  • 74 from inside the box
  • 12 from outside the box

In total Messi has scored 44 goals in all competitions this season, including a hat-trick in Barca's 5-4 win over Deportivo and four goals in the recent 5-1 win over Osasuna.

He has also scored 14 braces so far and been booked just once.

The Argentine forward, who signed a two-year contract extension earlier this month, enjoyed a record-breaking 2012 for club and country, scoring 91 goals.

He surpassed Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record of 85 goals scored in a calendar year with a brace in a 2-1 win over Real Betis on 9 December.

His form saw him awarded the Ballon d'Or for a fourth year running ahead of Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.