Messi won the prize for the top goalscorer in Europe with the
highest tally since the competition was created in 1966/1967
Leo Messi, amb la Bota d'Or aconseguida la temporada 2009/10 / FOTO: ARXIU FCB
Nobody has ever made it to 50 goals. Dudu Georgescu’s 46 goals for Dynamo Bucharest in the 1976/1977 season was the record to date, but Lionel Messi became the first player in the history of the award, created in 1966/67, to make it to a half-century of top flight goals.