4 Lionel Messi records that would be difficult to break
#3 Winning 4 Ballons d'Or in a row
Although Messi and Ronaldo currently both sit at 5 Ballon d'Ors each having dominated the competition over the last decade, Messi's achievement of winning 4 golden balls consecutively between 2009-2012 is a record with the Argentine overtaking Platini's record of 3 Ballon d'Ors in a row which stood for over 20 years.
This record not only demonstrates the talent of the Argentine but also the desire, determination, consistency, and hard work he put in to achieve this feat.
To be considered the best player in the world is the dream of all footballers and for Messi to have been the only player officially recognised as the best in the world for four consecutive years amplifies the dominance he had over football during this period
Although Ronaldo has won four of the last five Ballon d'Ors, Messi's victory in 2015 means he was unable to equal the Argentine's feat of 4 in a row, however with the Portuguese's incredible start to 2018 there is a chance still for Ronaldo to eclipse this record even if it is a slim one.
With no clearly visible heir to Messi and Ronaldo's throne, it is hard to imagine that the next generation will produce a player capable of eclipsing this record.