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Lionel Messi Becomes Foreign Player With Most La Liga Titles

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He surpassed Alfredo Di Stéfano

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as FC Barcelona won La Liga with a 4-2 triumph over Deportivo La Coruña. This latest title is Messi’s ninth in his career, and it’s put him one ahead of Real Madrid legend and fellow Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Andrés Iniesta has also won his ninth title, which will be his last. The all-time record for Spanish players is held by Paco Gento.

Barcelona have won their seventh La Liga title in 10 years. For comparison, Juventus would win their seventh Serie A title in 10 years if they win it this season.

Barcelona also won their 8th domestic double ever by winning the Copa del Rey alongside La Liga this year, a Spanish record.