Lionel Messi is going to run out of records to break soon. The Barcelona and Argentina number 10 became the first player to win the coveted FIFA Ballon D’Or awarded to the best player in the world four times in a row. The award was changed four years ago so, officially it is three in a row, but Messi won the one before as well.
The little flea will soon have only his own records to break, as he is now Barcelona’s all-time top scorer as well as holding the record for La Liga and the champions league. He is the only player to score five goals in one champions league game. He holds the record for hat-tricks scored in a Spanish league season with eight. He broke Gerd Muller’s 40 year record for goals scored in a calendar year, his 91 was six more than the German. He also broke Batistuta’s record of goals in a year for Argentina, with 12 in 2012.
Messi is only 25-years old and will probably set records that may never be beaten, although he is still 25 goals behind Gabriel Batistuta in the all-time list for his country. Messi is all about playing for the team, however, and he wants to win trophies for his club and country rather than receive personal acclaim. He is desperate to win the World cup with Argentina, which will complete the set for him.
After the disappointment of going out of the champions league to Chelsea last season, when Messi hit the bar from the penalty spot, he will do everything in his power to help Barca lift the cup this summer. Watch out Europe.