Messi surpasses Sergio Livingstone’s mark in Copa América

Messi surpasses Sergio Livingstone’s mark in Copa América
Messi surpasses Sergio Livingstone’s mark in Copa América

The captain of Argentina left behind the unforgettable “Sapito” as the player with the most appearances in the continental competition.

By Alfonso Zuniga

06/20/2024 – 21:58 CLT

© Getty Images/ArchiveLionel Messi surpasses Sergio Livingstone’s historic mark in the Copa América.

The Copa America 2024 in the United States, and one of the most outstanding figures that the continental competition has is, without a doubt, the Argentine Lionel Messiwhich will seek to break new records in search of its second continental title.

In fact, the first match of the tournament had barely begun, against Canada in Atlanta, The flea He has already managed to break a new historical mark, where he surpasses one of the greatest legends of the game. chilean soccer: the inmortal Sergio Roberto Livingstone.

With the opening whistle, Messi officially became the footballer with the most matches in the history of the Copa Américawith 35 presentations in seven tournaments between Venezuela 2007its premiere in the same with The Albicelesteand current events.

The Argentine star surpasses the beloved in a match Toad Livingstone, who until today held the brand of most games played in the continental eventwith 34 sets between 1941 South American Championship in Santiago and the edition of Brazil 1949.

Messi surpasses Livingstone’s mark in Copa América

If we go to pure and simple statistics, the legendary Chilean goalkeeper played five editions of the tournament, with more than positive numbers, since it added 16 wins, 13 losses and five drawswhere he received 48 goals and left his goal undefeated on nine occasions.

Unlike Livingstone, Messi played in more editions of the Copa América, with seven, counting the current one. In them, he recorded a total of 13 goalsand is four away from reaching the top scorers in history, the Brazilian Zizinho and his compatriot Norberto Mendezwith 17 each.

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