Javier Mascherano has now played 100 league games in the Blaugrana outfit, and although that milestone came in a disappointing defeat against Real Valladolid, it’s worth noting that the Argentine has put in many great performances for Barça.
The 29-year-old joined the Catalan club from Liverpool FC in 2010, where he used to play as a defensive midfielder before Pep Guardiola altered his position. Similar to his 100th league match, Mascherano’s league debut was a 2-0 defeat at home against Hercules. But since then Javier hasn’t looked back; and as they say, the rest is history. Mascherano has played overall 169 games for Barça and won all six possible titles throughout these four years. So far, only three Argentine players have made more appearances than him: Zuviría, Saviola, and of course, Lionel Messi.