Sheikh Messi bin Al Behtareen!!Messi’s Champions League recordsMost Champion…

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Messi’s Champions League records

Most Champions League group stage goals: 80 (71 for Barcelona)
Most Champions League round of 16 goals: 29
Most Champions League goals for one club: 120 (Barcelona)
Most successive seasons scoring in Champions League: 18

Messi’s Liga records

Most Liga goals: 474
Most Liga goals in a single season: 50 (2011/12)
Most Liga hat-tricks: 36
Most Liga titles won by foreign player: 10
Messi’s individual honours
Most Ballon d’Or awards: 7
Most ESM Golden Shoes: 6
Messi’s other club records
Most goals in calendar year: 79 in 2012 (91 including goals for Argentina)
Most UEFA club competition goals for single club: 123 (Barcelona)

Messi’s international records

Highlights: Italy 0-3 Argentina
Highlights: Italy 0-3 Argentina
As well as lighting up the club game, Messi has thrived on the international stage, sealing his status as an Argentina legend comparable to Diego Maradona when he captained his nation to FIFA World Cup glory at Qatar 2022. He weighed in with two goals against France in the final and also converted his spot kick in the shoot-out as the Albiceleste triumphed on penalties.

Since making his debut in 2005 aged 18 following his starring role in Argentina’s FIFA U-20 World Cup win, Messi has won caps for 18 years running and scored in each of the last 17 (up to and including 2022). He also skippered his country to victory at the 2021 Copa América and Finalissima 2022, and is on course to become only the third man to register 100 international goals.

Most Argentina caps: 172
Most Argentina goals: 98
Most caps for South American nation: 172
Most goals for South American nation: 98
Youngest Argentinian to score at a World Cup: 18 years 357 days
First player to score in four different World Cup tournaments for Argentina
Most individual World Cup appearances: 26
Most Argentina World Cup goals: 13

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