You may not believe this but up until today, only four players had made up to 100 appearances for Argentina, the legendary Diego Maradona isn’t even among them. So, tonight, as Lionel Messi, takes to the field for Argentina to take on Jamaica, he becomes only the fifth man to were the light blue and white of Argentina (and their Navy blue alternative strip) a hundred times or more.
Messi made his debut for Argentina 10 years ago as a seventeen year old after shinning at the under-20 world cup which his side won. Messi would go on to feature in three world cups for Argentina and lead his side to the finals of the tournament in 2014, score 46 goals so far for Argentina to put himself second behind Batistuta in the all-time scoring rankings forArgentina and pick up 4 Ballon D’Or awards in the process. He did all this before his 28th birthday, impressive
Tonight as we salute a true footballing legend, Lionel Messi would take his place beside Argentine centurions; Javier Zanetti, Javier Mascherano, Roberto Ayala and Diego Simeone.