Leo Messi continues to break record after record. On Sunday he won an astonishing SEVENTH Pichichi trophy for leading the goalscoring charts in La Liga, thus beating the legendary Telmo Zarra’s record, set seven decades ago and one that nobody thought could ever be topped!
What’s more, it was his fourth in a row, equalling the record set by Mexican Hugo Sánchez.
The Argentinian has also matched two of Europe’s most formidable goalscorers of all time, Gerd Müller and Eusebio.
The German was top goalscorer in the Bundesliga seven times, all as a Bayern Munich player between 1966 and 1978. Eusebio was also a top scorer seven times, this time for Benfica in Portugal, from 1963 to 1973
From 2009 to 2020, Leo Messi has now amassed the same number of awards in the Spanish championship, while also collecting a record six European Golden Shoes.
And yet there is still plenty of football where that came from. Next season, Messi will be aiming for Pichichi number eight!