5 Lionel Messi feats that are in the Guinness World Records book
To state that Lionel Messi is a record-breaker would be a gross understatement of his achievements. Over the years, the Barcelona captain has not only broken a myriad of records, but also achieved some unprecedented feats that most footballers can only dream of.
Well, the Argentine has managed to establish so many unique records during his career, that even the Guinness World Records had to take a note of him. He is the proud owner of multiple world records. Unsurprisingly, most of them are in recognition of his legendary goal-scoring prowess.
Guinness World Records is the best selling copyrighted book of all-time and has a collection of a wide range of football records. Check out some of the most unique records held by Premier League players here.
Though it may prove an impossible task to break down La Pulga's top five records, here we take a look at five of his incredible feats that have found a way into the famous Guinness World Records.
#5 Most wins of the European Golden Shoe award - Six
At No.5, we have Messi's most recent feat of winning an unprecedented sixth European Golden Shoe award for the 2018-19 season.
In the previous campaign, Messi enjoyed a great season in front of the goal, scoring 36 times in the Spanish top-flight and finding the back of the net 51 times in total.
It was the sixth time in his career that he had secured 50 goals with the club, a feat that only Ronaldo achieved, who has scored 50 or more goals in six consecutive seasons for Real Madrid between 2010 and 2016.
Messi was the most prolific forward in Europe last season and along with the Golden Shoe, he was also the winner of UEFA Champions League top scorer award.
Can he keep up his goal-scoring rate and extend this record to seven trophies by the end of 2019-20 season? Only time will tell.