Many figures in the world of "round leather" were destroyed by Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and other books written in his name, but when the subject comes to scoring goals from outside the penalty area, "Bulga" plays on another planet.
Since 2017, the numbers speak of Messi getting away by a large margin in the list of those registered outside of the penalty area:
Messi: 25 goals
Spain’s Soso (Milan): 10 goals
Belgian Deris Mertens (Napoli): 10 goals
- Algerian Riyad Mahrez (Man City): 10 goals
- Brazilian Felipe Coutinho (Bayern Munich): 10 goals
Dutch Memphis Depay (Lyon): 11 goals