What records has Lionel Messi broken?

Martin Macdonald

Lionel Messi will go down as one of, if not the greatest footballer of all time.

With his many successes has come a raft of records that have been matched and then exceeded, both with Barcelona and Argentina.

He has won La Liga on 10 occasions and has four Champions League and seven Copa del Rey titles to his name.

He has now also won a major trophy for Argentina, lifting the 2021 Copa America.

On an individual level, he has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards which further highlights his impact on the game.

As Messi has only played with one club team in his senior career and of course just one country, all of the records gained have come with just two teams.

So what are the records he has broken?

What records has Messi broken for Barcelona?

1. Messi is the player with the most trophies won for Barcelona with 34.

2. Messi is Barcelona's all-time top goalscorer with 672 goals.

3. Messi is La Liga's all-time top goalscorer with 474 goals.

4. Messi has won more Ballon d'Or awards than anyone, with six.

5. Messi holds the records for most goals scored in a single La Liga season, with 50 in 2011/12.

6. Messi has scored the most hat-tricks in La Liga with 36.

7. Messi has won the Pichichi top goalscorer award in La Liga more times than anyone, on seven occasions.

8. Messi has won the European Golden Boot on six occasions.

9.Messi is the player to have scored a goal against the highest amount of different teams in Spain, having found the back of the net against 37 clubs in La Liga.

10. Messi is the player to have scored a goal against the highest amount of different teams in the Champions League, having found the back of the net against 35 clubs.

Messi is the player with the most trophies won for Barcelona with 34
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11. Messi was the first player in history to score five goals in a Champions League game which he achieved in 2012.

12. Messi is the top goalscorer in the history of the Clasico with 26 goals.

13. Messi holds the record for the most goals scored in a calendar year with 91, overtaking Germany legend Gerd Muller to that accolade.

14. Messi holds the record for the longest scoring run in the history of La Liga, having found the back of the net net in 21 consecutive games.

15. Messi is the only player to have hit double figures in 14 consecutive La Liga seasons.

16. Messi scored 40 or more goals in 10 consecutive seasons between 2009/10 and 2018/19.

17. Messi is The only player to score twice in every club competition on two occasions.

18. Messi is the player with the most Puskas award nominations.

19. Messi is the record assist provider in a single La Liga season as in 2019/20 he set up 21 goals.

20. Messi is the player with the most wins in La Liga history with 378.

What records has Messi broken for Argentina?

1. Messi has the most caps in the history of the Argentina national team with 148 appearances.

2. Messi is the top scorer in the history of the Argentina national team with 76 goals.

3. Messi has assisted more goals than anyone else for Argentina with 47 assists.

3. Messi has scored more hat-tricks for Argentina than anyone else with six.

4. Messi is Argentina's youngest goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.

5. Messi is the player with the most wins in Argentina history.