Happy Birthday Lionel Messi: A look at his 5 unbreakable records
Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi is probably one of the greatest footballers of all time, as his accolades speak for himself. Having turned 34 years old, he shows no signs of stopping, as we look at his unbreakable records on his 34th birthday.
When it comes to Argentina's Lionel Messi, most of the fans would agree that he is undoubtedly the greatest of all time. While Cristiano Ronaldo fans might want to disagree, there is no doubt that the Argentine truly happens to be one of the greatest.
Over the years, Messi has won numerous accolades for his goal-scoring and record-breaking abilities and continues to do so with each passing game. Furthermore, his six Ballon d'Or titles prove his dominance.
Even as he turns 34 on Thursday, he is showing no signs of slowing down. Therefore, on his 34th birthday, we take a look at five of his outstanding records that are likely to stay unbroken for years to come.
Most goals in a calendar
In one of the unique records that he holds, Messi scored 91 goals during the year 2012. Although it might look like an easy feat for the Argentine, it takes a monumental effort. Furthermore, his accomplishment has been recognised by the Guinness World Record that proves its value. Therefore, it is unlikely to be broken anytime soon.
Most La Liga goals
Messi has scored 474 goals in 520 La Liga appearances, which happens to be the all-time record. However, it is unlikely that the feat would ever be matched by anyone ever, as it undoubtedly is the most incredible record ever attained by the Argentine.
Most goals for a club
To date, Messi has scored 672 goals for Barcelona, a club record. It remains the most goals scored for a club to date, while this record will never be matched by any, as someone as loyal as Messi to a single club is unlikely to be ever born again.
Most El Clasico goals
Messi has scored on 26 occasions in the El Clasico (Barca vs Real Madrid). It is already eight more than the previous record of De Stefano. Messi is likely to extend his feat in this to 30 by the time he retires, as it would be an impossible feat to match by then.
Most successive Ballon d'Or titles
Messi won six Ballon d'Or titles, while three of them were won on successive occasions between 2009-12. It is a unique feat achieved by the Argentine and it is unlikely that someone as dominant as Messi would ever be born again to win it consecutively.
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