The 2019/2020 LaLiga Santander football season finally came to an end after resumption from the Covid19 break. The last final league matches were played last night with Real Madrid already claiming the title for a record 34 times in their previous fixture after defeating Villarreal 2 - 1 there by ousting Lionel Messi Barcelona to the title in a dramatic way.
Lionel Messi who turned 33years on 24th of last month, according to many has had a quiet season after scoring 25 goals and 21 assist for his teammates, a season that would have being wildly celebrated by any other player with this kind of statics. But as we all know this is Messi who have being so persistent over the years, in 2011/2012 Messi netted a record 50 League goals and assist 12 times winning him the Golden Boat Award for highest goals scored in Europe top five league and the Pichichi award for being the highest goal scorer in Laliga for that year, this has being his best season so far in his career in terms of goals scored and by the end of the year 2012 he already had 91 goals to his name a record no player has ever achieve. Considering his previous stats one would understand why people are saying he has had bad season even after winning this years Laliga highest goal scorer award for a record seven times, Benzema came second after netting 21 goals and 8 assist, with this stats he has being tip to win this year’s Balon D'or by his club president Mr. Perez. While Messi who has being outstanding even after missing first five league matches at the beginning of the season was rated Barcelona second best player of the season with Ter Stergen their Goalkeeper claiming the top spot by a Madrid base Publication, probably to favour Karim Benzema in who is to be crown Laliga best player of the season.
Lets look at all the record that were broken and some new ones that were set by Lionel Messi in the season that just ended.
1. Messi became the first player to have won the Pichichi (highest goal scored by a single player in a league season) award a record 7 times and also the only player to have won it 4 consecutive times
2. This season, Messi notched a record 21 assist making him the only player to have more than 20 assist in a single Laliga season, second player on the list is former record holder one time Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez, on 20 assist.
3. Messi became the first player in Europe to have reach four figure (1000) in both goals and assists after scoring 703 goals and assisting another 297 goals and still counting
4. Messi became the first and only player in Laliga to reach double figures for both goal and assist having scored 25 goals and 21 assist in a single Laliga season, the only player to have done this before now is Thierry Henry in 2004 while he was still playing for Arsenal FC, that year he scored 23 goals and 22 assist in The English premier league.
5. Messi keeps extending his tally for the highest goal scored by a player in a single league, he has now scored 444 goals the highest any player has ever scored.
6. Messi this season became the player with highest assist in the world of Football with 297 no player has gotten to that figure.
7. By scoring 25 goals Messi became the first and only player to have 25+ goals in 12 consecutive season, this guy deserve some accolades.
Messi never stops entertaining his football loving fans as he keep setting and breaking records every football season, he set the standard so high for other players that even his fans now has to demand a lot from him every season. If a season goes by without winning at least one or two trophies for his fans it automatically becomes a bad season for him and his team mate. We hope to see him in his prime for more years, we as football lovers are quite privileges to witness the area this great Argentine.
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