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Lionel Messi stats in 2012 compared to Ronaldo stats in 2013 and Robert Lewandowski stats in 2021

Messi is currently 34 years old but he's among the greatest players in football history although he has declined in performance since he joined PSG after his departure from Barcelona.

Messi was the best player in the Laliga during his time in Barcelona. He won different titles with the Blaugrana including the UEFA Champions league, Laliga and Copa del Rey.

Messi was unstoppable in 2012 and he was highly impressive for Barcelona. The 2012 is considered the best year in Lionel Messi's playing career because of his achievements during that season.

Lionel Messi scored 91 goals with 22 assists in 69 games in 2012. The Argentine broke Gerd Muller's record of most goals in a calendar year. Messi currently holds the record for the player with the highest number of goals in a calendar year.

The closest any player has came to match Messi's record in the 21st century was Ronaldo scoring 69 goals in 2013.

Ronaldo scored 69 goals in 59 matches in 2013 which was his most goals in a calendar year. He also registered 16 assists in 2013 and was highly impressive with Real madrid.

Robert Lewandowski scored 60 goals in 50 matches in 2021. He's the first player to score 60 goals in a calendar year since Ronaldo last did it in 2013. Lewandowski still has 10 more games to play in 2021 and may break Cristiana Ronaldo's record of 69 goals in a calendar year. Robert Lewandowski's best year in his football career so far is 2021.

Messi has scored more goals and registered more assists than Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski in a calendar year.

The three players are among the nominated players for the Ballon d'or 2021. Messi still remains the favorite to win the Ballon d'or this year after his impressive performance for Argentina in the 2021 Copa America. He was the highest goalscorer and top assist provider in the tournament. He was also the Captain of the Argentina national team.

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