Leo Messi, FC Barcelona's historic record breaker

Leo Messi, FC Barcelona's historic record breaker

The Argentine star is the top scorer, the footballer with the most games played, with the most titles, with the most wins...

Leo Messi is a legend. The Argentine star holds all of the main records in FC Barcelona's history after equaling Xavi as the footballer with the most games played (767). Now, the No.10 can boast of being the Barça player with the most goals, most games, most titles and most wins in the club's 121-year history.

His records, however, go beyond that and we take a look at them below.

LEO MESSI'S WORLD RECORDS

The only player in history to win the Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player, Pichichi Trophy and Golden Boot in the same season. It happened in the 2009/10 season.

Player with the most Ballons d'Or. He has won six. They came in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019

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Leo Messi with his six Ballon d'Or awards

Youngest player to win three Ballons d'Or. He was 24 years, 6 months and 17 days old when he won the third on January 9, 2012.

Player with the most Golden Shoes. Has won six. They came in the 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Top scorer in a season in official competitions. He scored 73 goals in 2011/12 (50 in the League, 14 in the Champions League, 3 in the Copa del Rey, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup, 1 in the European Super Cup and 2 in the Club World Cup)

All-time top scorer in a calendar year. He scored 91 official goals in 2012. With Barça, 84 (59 in the League, 13 in the Champions League, 5 in the Copa del Rey and 2 in the Super Cup) and with the Argentine national team, 12. He also managed another 5 in friendlies with Barça, which would see the figure rise to a total of 96 goals

Record of international goals in one year. He scored 25 goals in 2012 (13 in the Champions League and 12 with the Argentine national team), and shares the record with Vivian John Woodward, who scored 25 in 1909.

Top scorer for the same club. As of May 27, he has 671 goals, surpassing the 643 that Pelé scored with Santos between 1956 and 1974

Longest scoring streak in the league. He scored 33 goals in 21 consecutive matches from matchday 11 to 34 in the 2012/13 league season.

LEO MESSI'S EUROPEAN RECORDS

Top scorer in a European League since the establishment of the Golden Shoe trophy in the 1966/67 season. Set the record by scoring 50 goals in La Liga 2011/12

Player who has scored against the most teams in the Champions League. He has scored against 36 different opponents, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo's 35

LEO MESSI'S SPANISH RECORDS

Player with the most domestic and international titles. He has 35 since 2002. There are 10 leagues, 8 Spanish Super Cups, 7 Copas del Rey, 4 Champions Leagues, 3 Club World Cups and 3 European Super Cups.

Figures updated 27 May 2021
Figures updated 27 May 2021

Player with the most Pichichi Trophies in the Spanish league. He has won 7. He did it in the 2009/10, 2011/12, 212/13, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons

Top scorer in the Spanish League. As of May 27, 2021, he has 474 goals in 520 games

Top scorer in history. As of May 27, 2021, he has 709 in 836 games

Top scorer in official competitions. As of May 27, 2021, he has 672 goals 

Top scorer in international competitions. He has 128 goals: 120 in the Champions League, 3 in the European Super Cup and 5 in the Club World Cup

Top scorer in any edition of LaLiga. Scored 50 goals in the 2011/12 league season

Figures updated 18 March 2021
Figures updated 18 March 2021

Top scorer at home in a season in official matches: Leo Messi scored 46 goals in all competitions at the Camp Nou during the 2011/12 season

Top scorer at home in a season in LaLiga. He scored 35 goals at the Camp Nou in the 2011/12 league season

Top scorer away from home in a season in LaLiga. Scored 24 away goals in the 2012/13 league season

Most consecutive away league matches scored in. He scored 24 goals during 15 consecutive away games in the 2012/13 league season

Top scorer in LaLiga's second round. Scored 28 goals in the second half of the 2011/12 league season

The only player who has been both top scorer and top assist provider in the same season. He scored 50 goals and supplied 15 assists (tied with Real Madrid player Özil) in the 2011/12 league season. He also did it in the 2017/18 league campaign (34 goals and 12 assists, matched in goals with Luis Suárez and in assists with Pablo Fornals, from Villarreal) and in the 2019/29 league season (25 goals and 21 assists)

Absolute top scorer in a season. He scored 73 official goals in 2011/12 (50 in the league, 14 in the Champions League, 3 in the Cup, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup, 1 in the European Super Cup and 2 in the Club World Cup) and 2 more in friendly matches

Most games scored in during a league season. He scored in 27 different games in the 2012/13 league campaign (46 goals), equaling the mark of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who also scored in 27 games in the 2011/12 season

First to score in an entire round in the league season. He scored 30 goals in 19 consecutive matches in the 2012/13 campaign, from day number 11 to 29

Player with most hat-tricks, four-goal and five-goal contributions in official competition. March 22, 2021 sees him with 48 (41 hat-tricks, 6 four-goal hauls and one five-goal game)

Player with the most hat-tricks and four-goal contributions in the league: 36. He has scored a total of 31 hat-tricks and 5 four-goal hauls in LaLiga throughout his career

League season with all opponents scored against. He scored against all the teams in the 2012/13 LaLiga campaign, equaling the mark of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 2011/12

Player who has scored against most teams in LaLiga. He has scored against 38 different opponents in the Spanish top-flight, surpassing the record of 35 held by Raúl González and Aritz Aduriz

Player with the most direct free-kicks scored in LaLiga. He has scored from 38 direct free-kicks in the league

Player with most wins in official competition. As of May 27, 2021, he has 542 wins. Xavi is second with 476 victories

Player with most wins in the Spanish league. As of May 27, 2021, he has 383 wins in the domestic competition 

Figures updated 27 May 2021
Figures updated 27 May 2021

Player with most El Clásico's played. As of May 27, 2021, he has played a total of 45 matches against Real Madrid (29 in the league, 8 in the Copa del Rey, 2 in the Champions League and 6 in the Spanish Super Cup).

Player with most El Clásico goals. As of May 27, 2021, he has scored 26 goals against Real Madrid (18 in LaLiga, 2 in the Champions League and 6 in the Spanish Super Cup)

LEO MESSI'S BARÇA RECORDS

Player with most official matches played. As of May 27, 2021, he has played 778 since his official debut

Figures updated 27 May 2021
Figures updated 27 May 2021

Player with most matches played in the league. As of May 27, 2021, he has played 520 since his official debut in October 2004

Youngest player to score 100 goals in official matches. He reached the figure on January 16, 2010, when he was 22 years old

Youngest player to score 200 goals in official matches. He reached the figure on November 1, 2011, when he was 24 years old

Top scorer in the European Cup / Champions League. He has 120 goals, almost 100 more than all his main pursuers

Figures updated 18 March 2021
Figures updated 18 March 2021

Only player in the history of the club who has scored in six official competitions in one year. Messi scored in all six competitions in 2011, equaling the feat achieved by Pedro Rodríguez in 2009

Player with the most goals scored in an edition of the Champions League. Leo Messi scored 14 goals in the 2011/12 Champions League. The record for the competition is held by Cristiano Ronaldo, who made it 17 in 2013/14


* All data is correct as of May 27, 2021

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