Lionel Messi is without a doubt one of the best football players of all time. Having graduated from the La Masia academy, Messi was always destined for great things. Messi who is Barcelona’s all-time highest scorer today, scored his very first goal for the club on this day in 2005. the goal came against Albacete and Messi had come on as a substitute for Samuel Eto’o in the 87th minute of the game. Messi thought he had scored 2 minutes later, but the linesman called it offside. However, just a minute later, he received a beautiful weighted pass from Ronaldinho and chipped the ball over the charging goalkeeper. Barcelona went on to win the match and the La Liga title: Their first since 1999.