Lionel Messi Reaches 40 Barcelona Goals for 5th Consecutive Season

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVApril 29, 2014

VILLARREAL, SPAIN - APRIL 27:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and FC Barcelona at El Madrigal on April 27, 2014 in Villarreal, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi may be having an off season by his standards, having suffered from injury and frequent bouts of sickness, but he's still scoring at a prolific rate.

In fact, FC Barcelona have just congratulated him on reaching 40 goals for his fifth consecutive season.   

Forty goals. Five seasons in a row. Not too shabby, Lionel.