Lionel Messi has provided his own small dose of festive cheer as he pays ‘tribute’ to the growing list of goalkeepers he has made suffer over the last 15 years.
The Argentinian scored his 644th of his Barca career, netting in the win over Real Valladolid and in doing so, eclipsed Pele’s goalscoring record.
Messi’s 10th goal of the season moved him ahead of Pele’s 643 goals at Santos during his legendary career in Brazil.
The Brazilian giants suggest the forward’s tally actually stood at more than a thousand, but officially, Messi is now the record holder.
And after bringing up the monumental tally, Messi sent a personalised bottle of beer to the 160 keepers he has scored past since 2005.
Each keeper has been sent bottles, with the amounts depending on how many goals they shipped to the legendary Barca magician.
That meant Diego Alves was given the chance of a particularly merry Christmas, as he received 21, specially made, bottles.
Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas was given 17, with his long-term replacement Thibaut Courtois getting nine.
There’s a number of familiar faces elsewhere on the list, with Manchester United’s David de Gea, Tottenham keepers Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart and Liverpool’s Alisson all getting a couple.
Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon both thanking Messi on social media for their surprise gift.
Full list of keepers Messi has scored against
21 Diego Alves
18 Gorka Iraizoz
17 Iker Casillas, Andres Fernandez
14 Diego Lopez
13 Ivan Cuellar, Roberto
12 Andres Palop, Tono, Pau Lopez
11 Claudio Bravo , Dudu Aouate, Ruben Martinez, Marko Dmitrovic
10 Jan Oblak
9 Carlos Kameni, Thibaut Courtois, Beto
8 Christian Abbiati, Daniel Aranzubia, Sergio Asenio, Fernando Pacheco
7 Miguel Moya, Cesar Sanchez, Jordi Codina, Willy Caballero, Bernd Leno, Cristian Alvarez, Keylor Navas, Antonio Adan, Juan Carlos, Sergio Rico
6 Asier Riesgo, Gustavo Munua, David de Gea, Casto, Kiko Casilla, Gero Rulli, Manuel Almunia
5 Sergio Aragoneses, Vicente Guaita, Salvatore Sirigu, Przemyslaw Tyton, Fabri, Oier Olazabal, Iago Herrerin, Sergio Alvarez, Ruben Blanco, Tomas Vaclik
4 Ricardo, David Cobeno, Gregory Coupet, Javi Varas, Esteban, Julio Cesar, Andrey Dikan, Adrian, Yoel Rodriguez, Bono, Jeroen Zoet, Aitor Fernandez, Jordi Masip, Manolo Reina
3 Woiciech Szczesny, Franco Costanzo, Toni Doblas, Andriy Pyatov, Roberto Fernandez, German Lux, Hugo Lloris, Alexandros Tzorvas, Johan Selberg-Wiland, Roman Pavlik, Kenneth Vermeer, Jasper Cillessen, Urko Pardo, Diego Marino, Mat Ryan, Dorus de Vries, Leandro Chichizola, Neto
2 Luis Garcia, Ruben Perez, Remy Vercoutre, Artur Boruc, Sergio Sanchez, Juan Pablo, Hans Jorg Butt, Edwin van der Sar, Oleksandr Shovkovskiy, Jens Lehmann, Jacobo Sanz, Juan Calatayud, Aleksandr Gutor, Rafael, Mario Fernandez, Mikel Saizar, Joe Hart, Jaime Jiminez, Manuel Neuer, Petr Cech, David Ospina , Jon Andres Serantes, Craig Gordon, Nauzet Perez, Gianluigi Buffon, Kepa , David Soria, Axel Werner, Alisson, Jaume Domenech, Sergio Herrera
1 Anthony Lopes, Mathieu Gorgelin, Raul Valbuena, Mario Galinovic, Inaki Lafuente, Jose Pinto, Tim Wiese, Javier Lopez Vallejo, Marco Sotari, Raphael Schafer, Allan McGregor, Sterano Sorrentino, Vladan Kujovic, Timo Hildebrand, Francesc Arnau, Juan Carlos Caballero, Rui Patricio, Leo Franco, Inaki Goitia, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Vladimir Stojkovic, Oscar Ustari, Diego Calzado, Federico Vilar, Damian Albil, Justo Villar, Fock, Helton, Fraser Forster, Dani Hernandez, Marco Amelia, Enaut Zubikarai, Jesus Fernandez, Xabi Irureta, Julian Cuesta, Marcelo Barovero, Manu Fernandez, Yann Sommer, Kevin Trapp, Silvio Proto, Juan Soriano, Stole Dimitrievski, Ondrej Kolar, Roman Burki, Rui Silva, Alex Remiro, Denes Dibusz, Ruslan Neshcheret
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