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This year on 22nd May 2018 Lionel Messi achieved fifth Europeon Golden Shoe Award with 34 goals. There is no doubting that the past year was Lionel Messi’s. He won 5 championships including La Liga and Champions League and the Golden Globe Award for the fifth time.
Before this Messi won 5th European Golden Boot in 2017-2018 with 34 goals. Earlier, he had won the first four awards of 2009-10 season (34 goals), 2011-12 season (50 goals) and 2012-13 season (46 goals), 2016- 2017 season (37 goals).
Before Messi made his debut, a series of international football records were carried away by many popular figures. These records seemed impossible to break, but Messi did it leaving the world of football astounded .
Di Stefano was once rated as the greatest player in the history of Real Madrid. He helped Real Madrid win the Champions League. Then in the Spanish National Derby, Di Stefano set a record of 18 goals, but Messi went one better by scoring 21 goals to become the new king.
Gerd Muller was once recognized as a world-renowned ”goal machine”. He scored 85 goals in a single year, but Messi beat Geid Muller in 2012. With 91 goals Messi became the new ‘Lord’.
French player Platini has won the Golden Globe Award three times in 1983, 1984 and 1985. This was reckoned to be impossible to better, but Messi did iit in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The FIFA Golden Globe Award completed his transcendence over Platini.
Alcantara is a legend in Barcelona history. He once scored the highest number of goals in Barcelona’s history with 369. In March 2014, Messi bettered this by scoring 371 goals and, today Messi’s goals exceed 400.
Sarah is the best the shooter in the history of La Liga. He once scored 251 goals in the La Liga League and became the chief striker, but Messi overcame this. By November 2014 with Messi playing in La Liga he had scored 253 to become the highest striker in La Liga history. Now, Messi’s goals in La Liga have reached 273.
The Champions League top shooter was Raul, but in November 2014, Messi scored a hat trick in the game against the Greeks to beat Raul with 74 goals and win the the Champions League’s first striker award.
Figo used to be La Liga’s best in assists assists with 105, but Messi beat Figo with 106 assists in the 5-0 victory over Levante in Barcelona on February 17, 2015, to also become the ‘Assist King’.
‘The title of “Kadeerby Shooter King” originally belonged to Cesar Rodriguez. The player once broke the record by helping the Spaniards win 11 times. But in December 2017 Barcelona beat the Spaniards 5-1 with Messi playing. He scored 3 goals, to break the Spaniards 11 win record and have his team win 12 times to became the new Katadeli Shooter King.
There are many that hold there have been many better football players in the history of the the sport but none that I can see who have surpassed Lionel Messi’s records.