Lionel Messi's 50 free-kicks have been put into one video

Lionel Messi has now scored 50 free-kicks in his career

Lionel Messi scored yet another free-kick against Real Valladolid on Tuesday evening.

The Argentine stepped up from 25 yards and curled his effort past Joel Masip.

Messi is unquestionably the best free-kick takers in the world at the moment and has been for some time.

He's scored eight times from direct free-kicks since the start of last season. That's four more than any club in Europe's top five leagues have managed.

Since the start of the 2016/17 season, Messi has hit the back of the net from set-pieces 16 times. That's 10 more than any other player has managed in Europe's top five leagues.

And his free-kick on Tuesday proved to be a milestone as it was the 50th he has scored in his professional career.

Messi has scored 44 of those free-kicks for Barcelona and six for Argentina.

And, conveniently, all 50 of his free-kicks have now been put into one video. And you can enjoy them all below:

What a video. Whether it be under the wall, curlers, power strikes or Panenkas... Messi can and has scored them all.

Messi really is magic from dead ball situations.

However, he has a long way to go until he becomes one of the most successful free-kick takers of all-time.

Juninho Pernambucano is widely considered the best free-kick taker ever. He scored an incredible 77 during his career. It's very unlikely that Messi ever reaches that total.

Lionel Messi has scored six free-kicks for Argentina

He only has to score nine more to be in the top 10 most prolific free-kick takers ever, though.

Marcelinho Carioca and Rogerio Ceni (yes, a goalkeeper!) currently share joint ninth spot having both notched 59 goals from set-pieces during their careers.

Given the regularity that Messi is currently scoring from dead ball situations, he should be able to crack the top 10 before he retires.

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