Atlanta center midfielder Marten de Roon brought up his 100th Serie A cap in style, after he added in an edit about how he’s got 5 goals in the league – which is still 5 more than Lionel Messi’s tally.
de Roon, a defensive minded center midfielder, recently brought up his 100th game for Serie A side Atlanta when they sprung a shock 2-1 defeat of league runners up Napoli.
An infographic had initially been created by his club to commemorate the occasion.
💯 presenze in #SerieATIM per Marten #deRoon, tutte in maglia #Atalanta
👏 Complimenti Marten!
📊 Stats by @calcioandsocial #GoAtalantaGo ⚫️🔵 #NapoliAtalanta pic.twitter.com/C1PGiRmjGs
— Atalanta B.C. (@Atalanta_BC) April 23, 2019
However de Roon, who has been capped 10 times by Netherlands, added a tweak to the infographic to include the stat about him scoring 5 goals for the club in those 100 Serie A appearances – and made sure to mention that his record was still 5 goals better than that of Lionel Messi’s scoring stat in the league.
Having played for Barcelona throughout his career, of course Lionel Messi hasn’t had the chance to ply his trade in Italy so as of now, de Roon’s statistic still stands.
Saying I’ve played my hundredth game in the Serie A felt a bit like bragging so I fixed it with a humble side note. pic.twitter.com/TygC4ja3YM
— Marten de Roon (@Dirono) April 23, 2019
de Roon has turned out 37 times for Atlanta this season, with 30 of those appearances coming in Serie A. He has been a fixture of the Italian side’s engine room ever since he joined from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2017.