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Lionel Messi: 30 years old, 30 records!

Lionel Messi turned 30 years on Saturday, June 24, 2017

As the great no.10 reached 30 years of age, we looked at 30 of the most impressive records he has set and broken during his prodigious career!

– All-time record for goals scored in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012 for Barça and Argentina)

-Most Ballon d’Or awards, all-time (5)

-All-time leading scorer for the Argentina National Team (58 goals)

-Most titles won with a Spanish club, all-time (30, tied with Andrés Iniesta)

-All-time leading scorer for FC Barcelona (507 goals)

-All-time assist leader in the Spanish First Division (137 assists)

-First player to ever score at least one goal against each team in the Spanish First Division in a single season (2012-13)

-All-time leading scorer in El Clásico history (23 goals)

-All-time record for goals scored in a calendar year in the Spanish First Division (59 goals in 2012)

-Only player in history to have scored in six different competitions in the same year more than once (2011 and 2015)

-Most Golden Shoe awards, all-time (4, tied with Cristiano Ronaldo)

-Most top-three finishes in the history of the Ballon d’Or award (10, from 2007 to 2016)

-Most goals scored in a single season in club football history (73 goals in 2011-12)

-Highest ever goal total for a Golden Shoe winner (50 goals in the 2011-12 season)

-Only player in Spanish football history to score 40 or more goals in eight consecutive seasons

-All-time leading scorer in Barcelona derby history versus Espanyol (17 goals)

-All-time leader in game-opening goals for a player’s own team in the history of the Spanish First Division (78 goals)

-Most titles won with FC Barcelona, all-time (30, tied with Andrés Iniesta)

-All-time leading scorer in the Spanish First Division (349 goals)

-All-time leading scorer in El Clásico history in games played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid (16 goals)

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-Most trebles won, all-time (2, tied with Gerard Piqué, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Pedro Rodríguez. and Samuel Eto’o)

-Longest ever consecutive game goal streak in La Liga (34 goals scored over 21 straight games in the 2012-13 season)

-All-time leading scorer in Spanish Super Cup history (12 goals)

-All-time leading scorer in games played at Camp Nou (290 goals)

-Most Champions League titles won, all-time (4, tied with Clarence Seedorf, Samuel Eto’o, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Gerard Piqué)

-Only player in the history of the Spanish First Division to have scored in 13 consecutive games away from home in the same season (2012-13)

-Only player in the history of the Spanish First Division to have scored at least 20 goals in nine consecutive seasons (2008-2017)

-Youngest player in history to win three Ballon d’Or awards (24 years, six months, and 17 days old)

-Most two-goal games in the history of the Spanish First Division (101)

-Most direct free kick goals in FC Barcelona history (27)

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