Lionel Messi quits international football: Top 10 facts of the star footballer
Updated On : 27 Jun 2016,04:56 PM
For the first time ever Lionel Messi missed a penalty shoot in his career and that too at a time when Argentina had to face dramatic loss against Chile in Copa America 2016 final. Here are top 10 achievements by the superstar footballer.
Lionel Messi holds a record of winning 6 La Liga titles in a career span of about 10 years.
He holds the Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year: 91 goals in 2012
Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals
Messi is the first footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league.
He also has the maximum number of hat tricks in the competition.
Messi holds with Batistuta the record for Most Goals Scored for Argentina in One Year – 12.
He is also the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years
He holds the record for the most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
He has the record for the most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
March 2014, with a hat-trick against Real Madrid, Messi became the player with most goals and most hat-tricks in the history of El Clasico.