The Barcelona superstar has enjoyed another historic campaign – breaking records left, right and centre.
Lionel Messi has broken 11 records this season alone, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s LaLiga hat-trick tally.
The Barcelona superstar, 33, has enjoyed another historic campaign – breaking records left, right and centre.
Messi has endured a rocky relationship with his club’s bosses this season.
But it clearly hasn’t distracted him on the pitch.
We take a look at the 11 records Messi broke in his incredible 2019-20.. and it’s not even over yet.
1. GOALS GALORE
Messi has scored 25 goals this season, winning a record SEVENTH Pichichi award for LaLiga top scorer.
2. CAN I HELP YOU?
As well as his goalscoring feat, Messi has been sensational helping out his team-mates, breaking the LaLiga record for most assists in a single season, previously held by ex-team-mate Xavi, with 21.
3. 20-20 VISION
Messi became the first player in LaLiga history to score 20 goals and lay on 20 assists in a single season.
4. MONTHS ON END
This season, Messi took his career Player of the Month award tally to seven – the most in LaLiga history.
5. OVER & OVER & OVER…
In 2019-20, Messi took his streak of consecutive 20-goal seasons to a LaLiga-record 12.
6. THE 1,000 CLUB
Messi became the founding member of the 1,000 goal involvements club in 2019-20. No other footballer in history has officially managed that feat.
7. PERENNIAL WINNER
Messi racked up his 500th win in 2019-20 – the first player in Spanish football history to do so.
8. SORRY, RONNIE
Cristiano Ronaldo was the previous LaLiga hat-tricks record holder with 34, but Messi levelled that tally this season, before promptly breaking it. He’s now on 36.
9. REAL AMBITION
No Barcelona player has featured in as many El Clasico games as Messi, with the Argentine taking on Real Madrid a record 43rd time this term.
10. NO CHAMPIONS FATIGUE I
After scoring against Slavia Prague in October, Messi became the first player to ever score in 15 successive Champions League seasons.
11. NO CHAMPIONS FATIGUE II
And Messi has now scored against more clubs in Champions League history than any other player, with 34 victims.
Source: The Sun UK