Top Ten Best Records of Lionel MessiThe best ever records set by Lionel Messi, the best soccer player in the world.
The Top Ten
In December 2012, Messi's record seemed to be a world one. But very soon, the Zambian FA claimed and proved that the great striker of the country Godfrey Chitalu (4th international scorer of all times with 79 goals) netted 107 goals in the calendar year 1972.
FIFA was asked for verification but nevertheless, FIFA spokesman declared that an official FIFA world record had never existed, and as it's not association's authority, FIFA will not recognise any record.
P. S. The doubt of Pelé's goals which is commented, is out of question as all goals of the Brazilian legend are known : 1,281 during his senior active career and 770 (combined RSSSF and IFFHS data) in 833 official games. Messi bagged 662 in the same number of games. Numbers are against the Argentinian.
Best player in the world of all time
Definitely even pel e the lyer who said he scored 1284 goals he actually scored 758 in his career that's all the goals he scored in camp ctc
During this year Messi scored a record 91 goals combined in all competitions for Barcelona and the Argentina national side, shattering the mark of 85 tallied by Gerd Müller for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1972.
But things are not always as they look from the first sight : Leo scored 91 total goals in 69 official games and that’s an average of 1.32 goals per game, not quite up to Müller's average of 1.42 (85 goals in 60 matches).
Intense professionalism gives the opportunity to the players of 21st century to score more goals as they play more official games (Messi averaged 49 official games per year whereas Pelé 42).
I don't know how much the players injoy the 'beautiful game' in our days.
6 Ballon d'or as of 2019.
now 5. - ParasN2000
Excellent. Also no. 1
Great record as he shattered the previous one, jointly held from the Polish Teodor Peterek (1938) and the German Gerd Müller (1970) of 16 games.
He did in 123 Appearances
26 goals and 14 assists in 41 appearances
2019 proved to be an important year for Lionel Messi individually.
During this year he scored a lot and surpassed Gerd Muller, Zico, Jimmy McGrory, Guyla Zsengellér, Imre Schlosser and finally Cristiano Ronaldo the one after the other in the ranking of the best top division scorers of all times.
As of 9th of December 2019, his tally is 431 goals and he keeps on going.
Based on strict criteria for the definition what is top tier goals and only those that are widely acceptable from statistics sources and official authorities, he is ranked 3nd of all times coming behind only from the goalscoring icons Josef Bican and Ferenc Puskás (over 500).