Lionel Messi's insane direct free-kick goalscoring record in the last five seasons has seen him race ahead of two big European clubs as a whole.


32-year-old Messi netted the 50th free-kick in his illustrious career last Tuesday when he came up with an incredible 35-yard strike for ​Barcelona ​against Real Valladolid.


And now, as revealed by stats on ​Imgur,  Messi has now scored 20 times from direct free-kicks in the last five seasons, which puts him ahead of European giants like Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, whose players have scored 15 and 13 times respectively from free-kicks.


The man is literally above big clubs across Europe in totality when it comes to scoring direct free-kicks!



Among his 50 free-kicks, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored 44 of his free-kicks for Barcelona and six of those came for Argentina.​​


Messi was in insane form as he scored a brace and assisted twice in Barcelona's 5-1 thrashing of Valladolid at the Camp Nou.


​Speaking after the match, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said, "What else can be said about him? I've run out of words. We always know that he will appear, whatever the match. His talent isn't comparable to anything, the reality is that every time he touches the ball, something special happens. I just don't know what to say."