Messi 2021: Three of the Barcelona superstar's most memorable goals

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The Argentine star put pen to paper on a new deal on Saturday, giving us a chance to look back at some of his career highlights with the Blaugrana

Barcelona star Lionel Messi signed a new four-year contract with the club on Saturday.

The 30-year-old has established himself as one of football's all-time greats since making his debut with Barcelona at age 17 in October 2004. 

Messi is La Liga's all-time top scorer with 361 goals, and Barcelona's all-time leading scorer with 523 goals in all competitions.

It's impossible to narrow down the best of the bunch from those 523 strikes, but here are three of Messi's most memorable goals since he began his glittering career. 

ALBACETE – MAY 1, 2005

Messi Albacete

Messi's first Barcelona senior goal saw the 17-year-old show the composure of a veteran.

Ronaldinho scooped a ball over the top of Albacete's defense and Messi calmly lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Raul Valbuena to open his account.

GETAFE – APRIL 18, 2007

Messi on a run against Getafe

Messi has been compared to Diego Maradona plenty in his career, and he's never looked more like Maradona than his goal against Getafe in 2007. 

Much like Maradona did against England in the 1986 World Cup, Messi started his run at midfield and dribbled past several defenders and the goalkeeper before slotting home. 

ATHLETIC – MAY 30, 2015

Messi Balenziaga Athletic Barcelona Copa del Rey

Messi looked trapped against three defenders on the right side of the field in the Copa del Rey against Athletic, but then produced some serious magic.

The Argentine used his guile and pace to evade the defenders on the right side before powering into the box and finishing low for a brilliant goal. 

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