You never know Lionel Messi Top 9 records
Guinness World Record holder
Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year – 91 goals: Looking at that, the great words of football commentator Ray Hudson come to mind, “They tell me that all men are equal in God’s eyes, this player (Lionel Messi) makes you seriously think about those words.”
50 goals in a season
Most goals scored in La Liga in a season – 50 goals: Remember, there are a total of 38 matches in a La Liga season.
Most consistent in La Liga in a season
Goals scored in the most consecutive La Liga matches – netting in 21 consecutive games. In fact, in that run he often scored more than once – eventually totalling an incredible 33 goals.
First to score against every team consecutively in a league
First footballer in history to score against every single team consecutively in a professional league: Barcelona may not have performed upto expectations in the 2012/13 season, but Messi was sensational, setting this amazing record.
Only player to score in 21 cities
Only player to score in 21 different cities in the European Cup: Another statistic that underlines his superhuman ability.
Most Ballon d’Or wins
Most Ballon d’Or wins – 4: Several greats including Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Johan Cruyff could only manage three wins.
Champions League’s top goal-scorer
Champions League’s top goal-scorer – 71 goals: Messi scored two goals against Ajax last night, equalling Raúl’s record. What’s more, Messi has reached that figure in just 90 games, compared to the Spaniard who had played 142.
Barcelona’s all-time top goal-scorer
Barcelona’s all-time top goal-scorer – 364: Just 27, Messi has already eclipsed the likes of Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo who have all played for Barca at one point or another.
Most goals scored in El Clásico
Most goals scored in El Clásico (Barcelona vs Real Madrid) matches – 21: Messi overcame Alfredo Di Stefano’s record in the last El Clásico which was played at the Santiago Bernabeu in March. He also holds the record for most El Clásico hat-tricks – 2.