Here is a list of five records in football history the iconic Lionel Messi holds in both club and international football.
Lionel Messi’s name will always go down in the history of football as an iconic figure worthy of emulation, which is why we compiled a list of the top five records only the Argentine holds in football.
How Influential Is Lionel Messi In Football?
The PSG star and Argentine captain Lionel Messi has always been an internal part of football history since the 2000s. He is one of the key players that shaped football since the 2000s, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and several other players.
What Records Does Only Lionel Messi Hold?
Footballer With The Highest Ballon d’Or Awards
Lionel Messi is the only footballer in the history of football to win 7 Ballon d’Or awards. The legend won the Ballon d’Or in 2021, 2019, 2015, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He is also one of the youngest players to win the prestigious award. He has also ranked second a total of 5 times (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) and third once in 2007.
All-Time La Liga Highest Goal Scorer
Lionel Messi holds the record of the highest goalscorer in the Spanish La Liga, with 474 goals in a total of 520 appearances from 2004 to 2021. He also holds the record of the highest goal scorer in the La Liga in a single season. (2011/2012 season).
Most Goals Scored In A Calendar Year
Lionel Messi holds the record for the most goals scored in a single calendar year with an unbeatable 91 goals. In 2012, Messi had surpassed the legend Gerrad Mullar as he scored 59 goals in 38 La Liga appearances, 7 in other domestic competitions like the Copa del Rey and Supercopa Espana. He scored a total of 13 in 12 UEFA Champions League games and 12 for Argentina.
Highest Assists In Football History
Lionel Messi holds the player’s record with the highest assists in football history with an unmatchable 363 assists for both club and country. He is also the all-time highest assist provider in the La Liga, with a total of 193 assists during his stint from 2004 to 2021.
Most Goals Scored For A Single Club
In his illustrious career at Barcelona from 2004 to 2021, Messi holds the record for the most goals scored for a single club, following his impressive total of 672 goals in all competitions for the Catalan giants. He is also one of the players to score 100 goals for a single club in the UEFA Champions League as well.
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