Argentine striker Lionel Messi notched a hat trick to become FC Barcelona's all-time leading scorer, with 371 goals in 453 appearances.

Messi, 26, surpassed the 369 goals scored by Paulino Alcantara during his 1912-1927 run with Barça.

The four-time Ballon d'Or winner's feat came Sunday during a 7-0 romp over Osasuna at the Nou Camp.

Though Messi needed only 10 years to become Barça's top scorer ever, his goal-per-game average of 0.81 falls short of the 1.03 clip set by the Philippine-born Alcantara.

The Argentine has scored 233 goals in La Liga and seems sure to overtake Telmo Zarra - who had 251 - as the Spanish first division's all-time scoring king sometime in the course of next season. EFE