Lionel Messi: 30 years old, 30 records!

Lionel Messi turned 30 years on Saturday, June 24, 2017[/caption] 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) [caption id="attachment_55400" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Leo Messi[/caption] -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) Source Barcelona FC]]>

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