One can get dizzy trying to keep up with the large collection of records that Leo Messi has collected during his incredible career at the top.
But aside from all of the well-documented feats and achievements, there are a few others that might have gone under the radar.
🐐 Underrated Messi records
- ♻️ Lionel Messi has scored the most LaLiga goals as a substitute in the 21st century.
- 🌍 Lionel Messi is the only player to score a World Cup goal in his teens, 20s and 30s.
- 🏹 Lionel Messi has scored more free-kicks in the last four years than any other club's players COMBINED.
- 🥇 Lionel Messi is the only player to win the best player of the tournament award at least once at all international tournaments in which he has participated.
- 🅰️ Lionel Messi has the most assists in World Cup history.
- 4️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Lionel Messi was the first player to score 400 LaLiga goals.
- 🐐 Lionel Messi has scored 474 LaLiga goals to date, a tally that is 163 more than the 311 scored by Cristiano Ronaldo while at Real Madrid.
- 🔮 Lionel Messi also leads the all-time assists charts in LaLiga.
- 🪨 Lionel Messi has scored at least one goal in the most consecutive LaLiga seasons (17) along with Real Madrid icon Sergio Ramos.
- ⚡️ Lionel Messi has more two-goal games than anyone else in the history of LaLiga.
- 🇦🇷 Lionel Messi is the first non-Spanish player in LaLiga history to win 10 titles.
- 🤯 Lionel Messi has now scored 30+ goals for Barcelona in 13 consecutive seasons across all competitions.
It's almost certain that new Messi records will exist by the next time we write something like this again. Happy 34th birthday to the great man.