Throwback to Magical Messi winning his 5th Ballon d'Or
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Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or four years back on this day!

Messi’s Record: 

  • Most FIFA World Player of the Year awards: 6
  • Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year: 91 goals (2012)
  • Most goals in a calendar year (including club friendlies): 96 goals (2012)
  • Only player in history to score 40+ club goals in 10 consecutive seasons (2009/10 – 2018/19)
  • Only player in history to score 40+ club goals in 9 consecutive seasons (2009/10 – 2017/18)
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 13 times (2007-2019) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Only player to score in 6 different club competitions in a season twice: 2011/12 and 2015/16
  • Only player to score in 6 different club competitions in a calendar year twice: 2011 and 2015
  • Only player to score and assist in 6 different club competitions in a calendar year: 2011
  • Most goals scored in Club World Cup Finals: 4 goals (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d’Or: 12 times (2007-2017, 2019) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Largest time gap between first and last Ballon d’Or awards: 10 years (2009, 2019)

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