Lionel Messi became the most decorated player in football history after Inter Miami won the Leagues Cup 2023 through a penalty shootout over SC Nashville on Saturday night.
The shootout proceeded to 11 rounds of penalties when Inter Miami’s Drake Callender saved Nashville custodian Elliot Panccino’s kick.
Messi has now won 44 titles in his career, which began in 2004.
The 36-year-old opened the scoring for Inter Miami with a stunning strike in the 23rd minute, extending his goal streak to seven games.
He also converted Inter Miami’s first penalty kick in the shootout.
Messi had won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions League trophies, seven Copa Del Reys, eight Spanish Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, the FIFA World Cup, the Finalissima, the Copa America, an Olympic Gold, a U20 World Cup, two Ligue 1 titles, and one Trophée de Champions, before adding the Leagues Cup to his trophy case.
He broke the tie with former teammate Dani Alves, who had won 43 trophies.
He will now try to help his new club re-enter the MLS playoff battle.
Inter Miami are last in the league standings, with 18 points in 22 games.