#4: MOST APPEARANCES FOR ARGENTINA
The Barcelona attacker also holds the record for being the all time top scorer for Argentina. However, he is yet to become the most capped player for his country. Javier Zanetti has the most caps(143) for Argentina.
Messi’s sudden decision to retire from international football after losing consecutively to Chile in the Copa America. Javier Zanetti’s record was on the verge of remaining intact, but Messi’s retirement was short-lived. The striker announced his return to the international stage has once again before the World Cup qualifiers. His return has increased his chances of surpassing his team mate’s record for his country.
Messi currently has 120 caps for his country.