Lionel Messi: The Argentine Football Star’s Most Unbreakable Records
Footballer Lionel Messi’s 14 most impressive records which are almost impossible to break
March 10, 2021, 09:41 AM
by Faisal Moarafur Rasul
Publish- March 10, 2021, 09:41 AM
Faisal Moarafur Rasul
Update- March 10, 2021, 10:13 AM
Lionel Messi's Benchmark Records
Lionel Messi should be regarded as the greatest player in the history of world football if we only consider his achievement and milestones at the club level. Messi has taken himself to an unbelievable height in his 17-year career which is very enviable. There is no doubt that even after retirement, people will remember Messi with devotion and respect because breaking some of his records will be almost impossible for next generations of footballers. Some of Messi's special records will be mentioned in this article. Let’s take look at the Argentine football star’s most unbreakable records.
A look at Lionel Messi’s 14 Most Unbreakable Records
14) Most goals in a knockout match of Champions League
An unstoppable Lionel Andres Messi made history after netting 5 goals during a round of 16 match against Bayern Leverkusen back in 2012. He became the first and the only player to date to score five goals in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage. Scoring that many goals is very difficult especially in the competitive Champions League Knockout round. That’s why this is surely one of Messi’s most unbreakable records.
Messi hasn't scored much in recent El Clasico clashes but already has a considerable lead over second-place holder Alfredo Di Stefano. Messi has netted 26 times in all competitions against Real Madrid, which is 8 more than his compatriot legend Di Stefano. If Messi plays for FC Barcelona a few more years he would surely score more than 30 goals in El Clasico before permanently hang up his boots.
12) Most European golden shoe award
This award is given to a player who scores the most league goals in a season in Europe. So far, Messi has won six European golden shoe awards, two more than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Someone has to be incredibly consistent to surpass Messi's record of winning most golden shoe awards.
11) Most Ballon d'Or award winner
Messi has won most six Ballon d'Or awards since 2009 and we can bet for Messi to win one more Ballon d'Or award before ending his professional career. To surpass this record, someone has to be as good as Messi or even better. But the question remains, whether we will see someone like him in the future?
Can anyone win four consecutive Ballon d'Or awards like Messi? He won the award for straight successive seasons from 2009 to 2012. To achieve that feat, someone has to be unbelievably reliable like him.
09) Youngest player to win 4 consecutive Ballon d'Or
In 2012, Lionel Messi became the youngest player to win four consecutive Ballon d'Or awards, and let’s presume a next-generation superstar wins four awards in a row but winning it at the age of 25 would be even tougher to achieve.
08) Most consecutive Ballon d'Or top-three finish
Lionel Messi was picked as the most consecutive (11 times) Ballon d'Or award finalists from 2007 to 2017. Though there is a threat that Cristiano Ronaldo could surpass this record if he finishes as finalists in the next three editions.
Lionel Messi wrote his name in the Guinness Book of World Records after scoring staggering 91 goals for both club and country in 2012. In that particular year, he netted 79 goals for Barcelona and 12 goals for Argentina. Can anyone dare to break this record? We very much doubt it!
06) Most assists in La Liga
We all know how incredible goal scorer Messi is! But sometimes we tend to forget his contribution as a playmaker. Messi has been incredibly supportive towards his fellow companions and provides a lot of goals and assists playing as a false 9. So far, Messi has most 187 assists in La Liga; 59 more than Spanish legend Xavi Hernandez. This record most likely to remain unbroken in the future.
05) Most assists in football history
Lionel Messi is the only player to provide more than 300 assists in football history. So far, he has provided 335 assists and the number is surely going to increase before announcing his retirement. surely, no one will get close to this number.
Lionel Messi scored 21 consecutive games in La Liga, which is five clears from Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller. Someone has to be that steady to surpass this record.
03)Most goals scorer in a single La Liga season
Messi was simply superb in the 2011/2012 season, he smashed 50 La Liga goals for FC Barcelona and it’s almost impossible for anyone to break this record.
02) Most goals scorer for a single club
Lionel Messi became the most goals scorer for a single club after surpassing Pele’s 643 goals in December 2020. He will surely extend the lead in the coming seasons and will make it out of reach for everyone.
Messi has scored 463 La Liga goals in 509 appearances and breaking this record is almost impossible to anyone. Even surpassing Messi’s fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s 311 La Liga goals for Real Madrid would be very difficult. In fact, this is probably the toughest Lionel Messi record to break.
Besides the above-mentioned records, Messi has many more milestones that are almost hard to break. Post-retirement, Messi’s legacy will mostly be defined by his performance at the club level as he yet to win a trophy with Argentina. Thus, many pundits and football fans are not ready to accept him as the greatest footballer of all-time. Things could change in favor of Messi if he manages to win the world cup 2022, which will surely be his last chance to shut the mouth of his harsh critics. But no matter what, surpassing the Argentine football star’s most unbreakable records won’t be easy for the next generation superstars.