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Happy birthday Lionel Messi: A look at the top records of the ‘Messiah’

June 24, 2022
Lionel Messi, the legendary footballer, today turns 35. On the occasion of Messis' 35th birthday, here is a look at some of the major achievements of his storied career-
Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers of his generation. From scoring goals to providing assists, to winning trophies-- both individual and team Messi's dominance in football can hardly be matched.
Lionel Messi holds the unprecedented record of winning the prestigious Ballon d'Or seven times
In 2012, Lionel Messi netted 91 goals in total for Barcelona and Argentina. With that Messi became the footballer with most gals in a calendar year
With 474 goals, Messi has the record for netting the most goals in Spain's top football league, the La Liga.
Lionel Messi has etched his name in Barcelona's record books for being the club's top goal scorer. Messi has fired 672 goals for the Spanish giants.
Lionel Messi is the most capped player ever for Barcelona. Messi has played a record 778 games for Blaugrana.
Lionel Messi has dominated El Clasico like no other footballer. El Clasico is considered one of the toughest matches in club football, And Messis has slotted 26 goals against Real Madrid to become the all-time leading goal scorer in El Clasico
Messi has the most hat-tricks in Champions League. Messi has scored eight hat-tricks in Europe's premier competition
In total Lionel Messi has scored 672 goals for the Catalans which makes Messi the footballer to score the most goals for one singular club
Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe a record six times. The European Golden Shoe is the award given to the top goal scorer across Europe’s top division football leagues