The former Barcelona playmaker has broken numerous records and will continue to do so throughout his playing career.
Records and statistics are important when determining who is the greatest player of all time.
The following are the five Lionel Messi records that may never be broken:
Only player in football history to win four major individual awards in a single season.
The Argentine won the Ballon d’Or, Golden Boot, FIFA World Player, and Pichichi Trophy in the 2009-10 season.
Most goals for a single club
It’s incredible that a record like this is ranked so low on this list. Lionel Messi broke Pele’s record for most goals scored for a single club in 2020.
To mark the occasion, Budweiser gave customized beer bottles to each goalkeeper against whom Lionel Messi has scored.
Most European Golden Boots
The European Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the league season of each European top division.
Lionel Messi has won this award six times in a row, which is a record (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons).
Most goals in a calendar year
This is one of the records Lionel Messi has broken that Gerd Muller previously held.
In 2012, the former Barcelona number 10 scored 91 goals for club and country, surpassing Gerd Muller as the year’s most prolific scorer.
Lionel Messi has won the most Ballon d’Or awards
Lionel Messi has a significant advantage in the GOAT debate due to his seven Ballon d’Or wins (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, and 2021).
Only Cristiano Ronaldo has five titles, with no other player having more than three.
PSG’s star has also been nominated for the award 13 times, tying Ronaldo for the most.
In a world where athletes strive for just one Ballon d’Or, Messi already has seven. This is one of the key reasons he is regarded as the greatest of all time.