Wednesday 7 December 2016

Record-breaking Messi by numbers

Published 11/01/2016 | 19:14

Lionel Messi waves holding his trophy after receiving the 2015 FIFA Ballon dOr award
Lionel Messi waves holding his trophy after receiving the 2015 FIFA Ballon dOr award

Lionel Messi claimed a record-breaking fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or crown on Monday night after pipping Barcelona team-mate Neymar and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.

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Here are some of the 28-year-old Argentina international's numbers during his career.

1 - Messi is the only player to have won more than three FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, his latest success following his wins in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

52 - Goals Messi scored in all competitions for Barcelona and Argentina in 2015.

430 - Career goals Messi has scored in all official competitions for Barcelona, having played in 503 games.

0.85 - Goals per game average for Barcelona.

26 - Titles won by Messi with Barcelona, a club record shared with Andres Iniesta.

295 - Primera Division goals scored by Messi, 44 more than second-best Telmo Zarra.

28 - Hat-tricks for Barcelona.

49 - Career goals for Argentina, in 105 matches.

16 - Age at which Messi made his Barcelona first-team debut.

91 - Goals scored by Messi in 2012, breaking the calendar-year record set by German Gerd Muller in 1972.

58,000,000 - Twitter mentions for Messi in 2015.

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