UEFA Celebrates Lionel Messi’s Outstanding Records As Paris Saint Germain Star Turns 35

UEFA Celebrates Lionel Messi’s Outstanding Records As Paris Saint Germain Star Turns 35

  • European football governing body UEFA has joined millions of football lovers across the globe to celebrate Lionel Messi as he clocks 35 on Friday, June 24
  • Messi is considered one of the great footballers of all time following his impeccable records during his football career which has latest over two decades
  • Messi made a tearful move to PSG on a free transfer in August 2021 after Barcelona's €1.2 billion debt prevented them from being able to offer him a new five-year contract

European football governing body, UEFA has joined the rest of the world in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Lionel Messi as the Argentine turns 35 today, June 24, 2022.

Messi has a list of records that most footballers will only dream of winning in their careers which is why the Paris Saint-German forward is considered one of the great footballers of all time.

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Lionel Messi has collected two significant honours with Argentina after winning the 2021 Copa America and 2022 Finalissima titles. Photo by Carl De Souza
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The European body UEFA on its website paid glowing tribute to the former Barcelona star by listing out his massive records which include winning the Ballon d’Or award on seven different occasions.

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Lionel Messi's Club records

Most UEFA Champions League group stage goals: 74 (71 for Barcelona)

Most UEFA Champions League round of 16 goals: 28

Most UEFA Champions League goals for single club: 120 (Barcelona)

Most UEFA club competition goals for single club: 123 (Barcelona)

Most Ballon d'Or awards: 7

Most Liga goals: 474

Most Liga goals in a single season: 50 (2011/12)

Most goals in a calendar year: 79 (2012 – or 91 including goals for Argentina)

Most Liga hat-tricks: 36

Most Liga titles won by a foreign player: 10

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Most ESM Golden Shoes: 6

Lionel Messi's National team records

Most Argentina caps: 162

Most Argentina goals: 86

Most goals for South American nation: 86

Youngest Argentinian to score at a World Cup: 18 years 357 days

Lionel Messi's wife shares touching birthday wish as PSG star turns 35

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Antonela Roccuzzo, the wife of Lionel Messi, proved her romantic prowess when she celebrated her husband's birthday with a touching message on social media.

Mess turned 35 on Friday, June 24, 2022, and his partner has sent the PSG star a beautiful birthday wish.

In a recent Instagram post, Roccuzzo posted some holiday photos to Instagram and accompanied them with a message to her husband, a week before their fifth wedding anniversary.

Source: SportsBrief.com