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Top 4 Lionel Messi Records in 2018 and 2019

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Lionel Messi is arguably Barcelona's greatest ever player, and also one of the best players ever. As 2018 has now come to a close and 2019 is only just beginning, it seems appropriate to look at the records Messi has set or has broken over the course of 2018, and also some he has set already in 2019!

As implausible as it seems, along with his career rival Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi seems unable to play many football matches without closing in on, or breaking a record, and the 2018 calendar year as well as the 2019 calendar year have so far proved no different, with the now veteran footballer showing the world that he is still a force to be reckoned within the footballing world.

Although Lionel Messi always seems to insist that he cares more about winning team trophies over individual awards, it is doubtful that he doesn't enjoy picking up awards for his personal efforts on the football pitch, even if they serve as mere physical recognition for his mouth-watering exploits on the pitch.

#4 Winning his 5th Golden Boot

Messi holding the Golden Boot award
Messi holding the Golden Boot award

In the 2017/18 season Messi scored 34 league goals in 36 league games in yet another title winning season for Barcelona. Whilst this title success will no doubt be the most important factor of Messi's season during the 2017/18 campaign, he will no doubt be thrilled that his haul of 34 goals was the highest total across Europe's top 5 leagues, meaning that he won the Golden Boot.

It doesn't end there, however. By winning his fifth Golden Boot, the Argentine superstar has now gone one ahead of career rival Cristiano Ronaldo who sits on 4 golden boots currently. Although Messi seldom expresses his desire to win individual awards, it is unquestionable that he enjoys winning them, and it's not hard to imagine that his 5 golden boots awards are sat nicely next to his 5 Ballon d'Ors!

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