Lionel Messi Inter Miami
Lionel Messi Inter Miami (Source: CNN)

Top 5 Goal-Scorers In Inter Miami’s History- Records That Lionel Messi Can Break. After his contract at Paris Saint-Germain ended, Lionel Messi joined Major League Soccer side Inter Miami in a shocking move in July 2023. The Argentine has completed football after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup and he wanted to enjoy the remainder of his career. As the former FC Barcelona star had always wanted to play for the David Beckham-owned team, he did not miss the opportunity to join them. 

The problem that Messi fans had with him joining the MLS side was the lack of competition in the tournament. The level of competition in Major League Soccer is not that high and Lionel Messi, the best player ever to grace the football pitch, might get bored in a league like that. While it’s true to some extent, both Messi and Inter Miami can do some things to fix that. 

First of all, Inter Miami have signed a bunch of Messi’s former teammates, like Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, to make him feel more at home. It even adds to the excitement of fans regarding the Argentine’s stint at the Miami-based club because it brings back the old FC Barcelona vibes. 

One more thing that Lionel Messi can do at a more personal level is look to break records in the league. To start things, he can look at the records of the club itself and start with them. Let us take a look at the highest goalscorers and assist providers lists of Inter Miami’s history. 

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Top Goalscorers for Inter Miami 

  1. Gonzalo Higuain – 29 (70)
  2. Leonardo Campana – 23 (65)
  3. Josef Martinez – 12 (40)
  4. Lionel Messi – 11 (14)
  5. Robert Taylor – 11 (77)

Lionel Messi’s former national teammate, Gonzalo Higuain, is currently the highest goal scorer in Inter Miami’s history. He played in the league between 2020 and 2022 and scored a total of 29 goals in all competitions in 70 matches. Leonardo Campana and Josef Martinez, who have been Messi’s teammates at the club, are currently second and third on the list, respectively. 

Messi himself has scored 11 goals in just 14 matches so far for the club and is just 18 goals away from becoming their highest goal scorer. This is one of the records that the Argentine has his eyes on and will break first. 

Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain (Source: Major League Soccer)

Top Assist providers for Inter Miami 

  1. Robert Taylor – 14 (77) 
  2. Gonzalo Higuain – 12 (70)
  3. Rodolfo Pizarro – 9 (62)
  4. DeAndre Yedlin – 7 (79)
  5. Benjamin Cremaschi – 6 (41) 

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Finnish player Robert Taylor, who is a teammate of Lionel Messi at Inter Miami currently, is the highest assist provider in the club’s history with 14 assists in 77 matches. He is closely followed by Gonzalo Higuain. DeAndre Yedlin and Benjamin Cremaschi, who have also played for the club till now, are 4th and 5th on the list, respectively. 

Lionel Messi is currently 9th on this list with 5 assists so far for the club. Given the fact that he is a playmaker, he is expected to break this record soon too.