The father of Lionel Messi admits the Barcelona star has surpassed their wildest dreams.

Messi has broken the club's all time scoring record at the age of 24.

"You always dream about these things, but I never thought he would do it so young," Jorge Messi told Telam.

"I believe his contribution to the team is more important, although it is still great to see him score a goal, especially in this situation.

"I guess it is important to be remembered for a club like Barcelona, but what he enjoys most is that Barca are still in the race to win the league."