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5 Records That Prove Lionel Messi Is The Greatest Football Player Of All Time

Lionel Messi will be remembered as one of the most gifted footballers the world has ever seen. The only player in history to have won six Ballon Dior honors is the Argentine. Many football fans consider Lionel Messi to be the best player of his generation. In this post, we will examine five records that demonstrate Lionel Messi is the best football player of all time. 

For starters, Lionel Messi is the first football player in history to have won four significant individual trophies in the same season. Lionel Messi won four significant accolades during the 2009/2010 season: the Ballon Dior, FIFA World Player of the Year, the Pichichi Trophy, and the European Golden Boot. 

Second, Lionel Messi has scored the most goals for a single club in history. Before leaving FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain this summer, the Argentine had scored 672 goals for the Catalans. The previous record holder was Pele, who scored 643 goals for Santos before retiring. 

Third, Lionel Messi is the only footballer in history to have won six Ballon Dior honors. Well, the Argentine is still impressing on the field, and it would not be surprising if he won his seventh Ballon Dior trophy before retiring. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player who has won more Ballon Dior honors than Lionel Messi, with five so far. 

Fourth, Lionel Messi has the most goals in a calendar year in history. Lionel Messi left many football fans speechless during the 2011/12 season, scoring 91 goals for club and country. Lionel Messi scored more goals that season than Manchester United (85), PSG (86), Chelsea (87), and Borussia Dortmund combined (88). 

Fifth, Lionel Messi is the player with the most European Golden Boots in history. The Argentine international has won the European Golden Boot six times in a row (2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19). The European Golden Boot is given to the player who scores the most goals in each European top division's league season.

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Ballon Dior European Golden Boot. FIFA World Player Lionel Messi Pichichi Trophy


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