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Lionel Messi's Goal Scoring Record

Updated on March 24, 2013
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is renowned for goal scoring records of all kinds and in many different competitions. Recently he has broken and is the current holder of "The most goals scored in a calendar year" record with one game to spare. Below we look at Messi's current achievements as well as records he expected to break in the coming years.

From the ninety goals that Messi has scored so far this year, the Argentinian has scored six hat-tricks, on two occasions he has scored four goals and there was also a Champions League game where he scored five goals. With statistics like this, it's frightening to think of what Messi will achieve next. Below we look at the current records held by Messi.

Records Currently Held By Messi

Records held by Messi
Goals scored
Most goals in a calendar year
(with 1 game left)
Most goals in a season
Most goals in a La Liga season
Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season
Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in
Most La Liga Hat-tricks
The youngest player to reach 150 goals in La Liga
Most goals in a European Cup (UCL) season
(Held jointly with Jose Altafini)
Most European Cup (UCL) top scorer awards
(Held jointly with Gerd Mueller)
Most goals in a single European Cup (UCL) game
Most European Cup (UCL) career hat-tricks
(Held jointly with Filippo Inzaghi and Mario Gómez
Most goals scored in Spanish Super Cup
Most goals in Club World Cup
(Held jointly with Denilson)
Barcelona's record goalscorer in Champions League
Barcelona's top goalscorer in all official competitions
The European Cup is now known as the UEFA Champions League. All statistics are correct as of 17th December 2012

At the very young age of 25, Lionel Messi has already achieved so much as a team player and as an individual. With the great potential he possesses, he is expected to break the few goal scoring records that remain. In the table below we look at the records which are currently in his sights.

Remaining records for Messi to break
Current record and holder
Messi's total
La Liga top scorer
251 goals (Telmo Zarra)
194 goals
European Cup top scorer
71 goals (Raúl González)
56 goals
Most El Clásico goals
18 goals (Alfredo Di Stéfano
17 goals
Argentina top scorer
56 goals Gabriel Batistuta
31 goals
The European Cup is now known as the UEFA Champions League. The El Clásico is a match played between Real Madrid and Barcelona. All statistics are correct as of 17th December 2012


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    • gios the martian profile image

      gios the martian 5 years ago

      Its always exciting watching records being broken and theres no better player to do it!

    • georgescifo profile image

      georgescifo 5 years ago from India

      This record of Messi seems to remain unbreakable for a long period.