The extraordinary Lionel Messi: A list of significant records held by the Barcelona icon
As Messi turns 33, we investigate the records held by the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.The Argentine has a large group of records in his possession to stamp one of the most celebrated vocations in football history.
It was on this day in 1987 that a specific Argentine footballer named Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini was conceived. Messi broke into the Blaugrana’s first group as a capable youthful assailant longer than 10 years prior.
The Catalans realized that there was something extraordinary about the adolescent, and in the end, the world got some answers concerning his virtuoso. He turned into a player generally viewed as the best ever throughout the entire existence of the wonderful game, not to mention that of Barcelona or LaLiga Santander.
Messi has motivated a whole age of youthful and up and coming footballers. Indeed, even before he turned into the all-vanquishing player he is today, he was a motivation for footballers everywhere throughout the world. A few stars of the present including any semblance of Paulo Dybala, Thiago Alcântara, Paul Pogba, and Neymar Jr have spoken about how they adored Messi.
His unimaginable and uncanny capacity on the pitch is difficult to articulate. What Messi needs, he gets, and has the ball stuck to his feet and at his leniency.
It would have been astounding if a player of such extraordinary quality hadn’t carved his name into the history books. That is definitely not the situation with Messi. A record-breaker since the day he took to the pitch, Barcelona’s extraordinary Argentine has a large group of records in his possession.
Just before his 33rd birthday, we investigate the shocking records held by Lionel Messi.
1. Most objectives and cap deceives in LaLiga history
There are nine players to have scored more than 200 objectives in LaLiga. Out of these nine players, just two have penetrated the 300-objective imprint. Just one of these two advances has scored more than 400 objectives.
Maybe one of only a handful scarcely any records set by Messi which won’t be broken at any point in the near future, the Barça captain is the most elevated scoring player in the historical backdrop of LaLiga.
The now 33-year-old has an amazing 440 LaLiga objectives to his name in only 477 games. His count is 129 objectives higher than the following most elevated scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese took only 292 games to score 311 objectives.
Messi midpoints an incredible 0.92 objectives for every game in the alliance — a shocking accomplishment given that he’s played since 2004. Just two different players have played a larger number of games than Messi on the rundown of LaLiga’s unequaled top-scorers.
The Rosario-local additionally made a propensity for scoring cap stunts for the sake of entertainment. The Argentine has 36 cap stunts to his name, at any rate 13 more than any La Liga player not named Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 34. For some setting on how totally strange this number is, the following most noteworthy dynamic player on the rundown is Luis Suárez with ten trebles.
2. Most objectives at any point scored in a schedule year
Talking about records that aren’t probably going to be broken at any point in the near future, this is another critical record held by the humble Argentine.
In the schedule year 2012, Messi found the rear of the net multiple times for Barcelona and multiple times for Argentina — taking his aggregate for the year to an uncommon 91 objectives in a year. He broke Gerd Müller’s longstanding record of 85 objectives accomplished right in 1972.
He was the focal point of an all-vanquishing Barcelona under Pep Guardiola as they rampaged their way to the LaLiga title with 100 focuses on the board.
Out of his 79 objectives for Barcelona, Messi scored 59 in LaLiga, 13 in the Champions League, 5 in the Copa del Rey and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup in 2012. Aside from his 91 objectives, he additionally contributed with 24 helps, taking his objective + help count in 2012 to a sum of 115.
3. Most Ballons d’Or and European Golden Boots in history
The Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or race was apparently one of the most energizing contentions toward the beginning of any season. While the last made up lost ground with wins in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017, the previous despite everything rules.
Messi was granted the well known brilliant ball for a record four back to back a long time somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2012, all of which unexpectedly happen to be under Guardiola. The Barcelona captain was given the honor again in 2015 after their remarkable second treble, and afterward again in 2019 upon Ronaldo’s Real Madrid takeoff. His count of six is one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and in any event three more than some other footballer ever.
So also, Messi additionally holds the record for the most number of Golden Boots granted. The renowned honor, given to the most elevated scorer among the top European divisions, has been won by him on six events — the most won by any player. Despite the fact that he comes in at a modest 6th spot in the race for the 2019/20 Golden Boot, the Argentine could go ballistic in the last not many rounds of the crusade.
4. Most objectives in a LaLiga season
In a comparable vein to the past record, Messi was essentially relentless under Guardiola. It is not necessarily the case that he is ‘stoppable’ using any and all means right now either, however his electric pace and physicality at the time helped his motivation.
In spite of the fact that Barcelona lost the LaLiga title to José Mourinho’s Real Madrid in the 2011/12 season, it was a critical crusade for Messi. The Argentine scored 50 (truly, FIFTY!) objectives in the alliance that year injust 37 appearances. He was granted the Pichichi trophy for his dreamlike exertion, and it is a record yet to be broken.
5. Most UEFA Champions League objectives in the gathering stage, round of 16, and joint-most elevated cap stunts
Given the yells of Messi being the best ever, it isn’t unexpected to see him command the competition for club football’s most desired trophy. The Argentina chief has won the Champions League on four separate events and has set a large group of records in the opposition.
Messi has scored the most objectives in the gathering stage in UCL history with 68 objectives, five more than the following player on the rundown. He holds a comparative record in the round of 16 as he’s scored up 26 strikes in 29 appearances. This figure is at any rate 14 objectives more than anybody on the rundown bar Ronaldo, who has 23 to his name.
Talking about Ronaldo, the Portuguese is attached with Messi for the most number of cap stunts to have been scored in the competition. The pair have eight trebles a piece, a figure which is at any rate five more than some other player in UCL history.
He is the second-most noteworthy scorer in the competition with 114 objectives and is just 15 objectives behind the previous Real Madrid extraordinary.
6. Most titles won by a Barcelona player (34)
Through the span of his long and celebrated relationship with Barcelona, Messi has piled on an absurd number of titles en route. He has won actually every trophy accessible to them and has assumed a focal job in each and every one of them.
Messi has won an extraordinary 34 trophies with the Catalans, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey at during his time at the club. Six Supercopas de España, three FIFA Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups total the rundown of group awards won by football’s best ever.
7. Most LaLiga titles won by an outside player
His 10 LaLiga titles make him the outsider with the most number of LaLiga titles won in Spanish history. His count is only two shy of an untouched record. Previous Real Madrid legend Paco Gento won an amazing 12 alliance trophies in his 18-year spell with the club, a figure unquestionably in Messi’s sights.
His ten titles are additionally in any event two more than any dynamic LaLiga player, with Sergio Busquets and Gerard Piqué coming in at joint-fourth with eight titles each.