Lionel Messi’s journey with Paris Saint-Germain comes to an end at the end of the 2022–23 season, after two seasons in the French capital. The team would like to express its sincere gratitude to the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who also won two Ligue 1 championships with Les Rouge et Bleu and the Trophée des Champions.
Ligue 1 enthusiastically received La Pulga’s significant debut in French football on August 29, 2021, in Reims. After 74 appearances, the Argentine star has made an impression on France and Europe with his skill, scoring 32 goals for Paris Saint-Germain, the first of which came against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on September 28, 2021, and providing 35 assists.
The number 30 won France Football’s famous Ballon d’Or trophy that same season, making it the seventh time in an incredible career after winning the French league in his first year in the city.
The captain of Argentina, who recently won the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has excelled for Paris Saint-Germain throughout the 2022–23 season. In addition to his 16 goals in 31 Ligue 1 games, he also leads the league in assists with 16, only one assist shy of Angel Di Mara’s record (18).
On Matchday 37 of Ligue 1, Lionel Messi added yet another remarkable record to his impressive resume by scoring his 496th goal in the top five leagues of Europe against Strasbourg.
With considerable emotion, Paris Saint-Germain wishes Messi continued career success and is delighted to have had the best footballer of all time among its players.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to the club, Paris, and its residents for these past two years. Lionel Messi stated, “I wish you the best of luck in the future.
“Messi deserves my gratitude for his two seasons in Paris. It has been a delight to watch a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner win back-to-back Ligue 1 championships while playing for the Rouge & Bleu and at Parc des Princes. remarked Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelafi. We wish Lionel Messi and his family the very best for the future and cannot overstate his impact to Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1.