Barcelona and Argentina’s player is now the most capped player for Argentina, after captaining his side to defeat Bolivia 4 goals to 1.
Messi has appeared for his country 148 times, outrunning former Barcelona player and teammate Javier Mascherano, who had 147 caps.
Javier Zanetti who was an Ex inter Milan defender, was the record holder before, with 143 before Mascherano took it from him
Lionel Messi is Argentina’s all-time leading scorer with 75 goals, having by passed Gabriel Batistuta (54 goals) in 2016.
Sergio Aguero the new Barcelona player, had his 100th international appearance after facing Bolivia in the 4 – 1 victory at the Copa America competition, and he has 42 goals for Argentina.
Messi is yet to taste success with the senior team, though won under 20 world and under 23 Olympics in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
The 34-year-old who has lost four major finals with the first team.