Suarez Beats Messi To 150 Goals Record

SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, (THEWILL) –¬†Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has scored his 150th La Liga goal, becoming the second fastest player ever to reach that milestone in the competition this century.

The ex-Barcelona striker opened the scoring for Atleti in Saturday’s tie against Celta Vigo with a sweeping finish from eight yards.

Suarez reached the milestone only after 195 appearances, which is faster than the more illustrious former team-mate and friend of his, Lionel Messi. Suarez is behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, who reached it in 140 games for Real Madrid.

The lethal forward has scored three goals for new side Atletico and 147 with Barcelona, where he spent six trophy-laden campaigns before leaving the club in the recent transfer window.

Of his 150 La Liga goal-tally, 110 have been scored with his right foot, 26 with his left and 14 with his head.

Suarez’s impressive haul is boosted by nine penalties, while eight of his goals have come from outside the penalty area.