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23rd December 2012 from Twitlonger

90 records & milestones that Lionel Messi has broken or equalled during the 2012/13 season so far.

UPDATED on 23rd December 2012 (after scoring his 91st goal of 2012 vs Real Valladolid):


#1
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 43 years to score 2 goals in the first 20 minutes of Match Day 1 of La Liga (Miguel Ángel Bustillo, 1969/70).

#2
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 19 years to score in 3 consecutive Match Day 1's of a La Liga season (Hristo Stoichkov, 1991-1993).

#3
Lionel Messi became the only player this century to score a total of 7 goals on Match Day 1 of La Liga (Forlan = 6, Negredo = 5).

#4
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player to score a total of 5 goals vs Real Sociedad at Camp Nou (Rivaldo & Juan Manuel Asensi).

#5
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 15 Clásico goals (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 14).

#6
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 7 goals at Camp Nou vs Real Madrid (Evaristo de Macedo = 6).

#7
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of the Supercopa de España to score in 4 consecutive editions (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

#8
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score a brace in each of the first two games of the season.

#9
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 10 league goals against Osasuna (Samuel Eto'o = 8).

#10
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score the most away goals (5) in La Liga vs Osasuna (Luis Suárez Miramontes, Eulogio Martínez, Francisco José Carrasco = 3).

#11
Lionel Messi became the first player in 11 years to score in six consecutive games for Argentina (Hernán Crespo, 2000/01).

#12
Lionel Messi surpassed his personal record of 60 goals in a calendar year during 2010, by scoring his 61st against Getafe.

#13
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 59 years to score three braces in the first four league games of La Liga (László Kubala, 1953/54).

#14
Lionel Messi became the first player in 18 years to score 3 braces in the 1st four league games of La Liga (Iván Zamorano, 1994/95).

#15
Lionel Messi became only the 8th player in the history of La Liga to score 3 braces in the 1st four league games (Olivares, Mariano Martín, Pahiño, Zarra, Kubala, Puskas, Zamorano).

#16
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 51 years to score 6 goals in the 1st four games of La Liga (Evaristo de Macedo, 1961/62).

#17
Lionel Messi became the first player in 13 years to score 6 goals in the 1st four games of La Liga (Salva Ballesta, 1999/00).

#18
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 5 goals at Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Pérez stadium (Roberto Soldado = 5).

#19
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of the Champions League to score a brace in 14 different games (Raúl).

#20
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to win the Onze d'Or award three times in a row (Michel Platini, 1983-1985).

#21
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 100 league goals at Camp Nou.

#22
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 150 goals at Camp Nou.

#23
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 league goals against Real Madrid at Camp Nou (Evaristo de Macedo & Gary Lineker = 5).

#24
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 18 years to score 2 goals from direct free-kicks in a Clásico (Ronald Koeman, 1992-1994).

#25
Lionel Messi became the first player in 13 years to score 2 goals from direct free-kicks in a Clásico (1998/99).

#26
Lionel Messi became the only player to score 9 league goals against Iker Casillas (Samuel Eto'o = 8, David Villa = 7).

#27
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of El Clásico to be directly involved in 27 goals (17 goals, 10 assists).

#28
Lionel Messi (25y-110d) became the 5th youngest player in history to score 9 World Cup qualifying goals (after Marcelo Salas, Tostão, Obafemi Martins and Luis Suárez).

#29
Lionel Messi became the only player to score 2 free kicks during the CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament (Dorlan Pabón, Juan Arango, James Rodríguez = 1).

#30
Lionel Messi became the only player to score 10+ goals for his country in 2012.

#31
Lionel Messi became only the 10th player in the history of Argentina to play 75 times for the national team (Javier Zanetti = 145).

#32
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Argentina to score 12 goals for the national team in a calendar year (Gabriel Batistuta, 1998 = 12).

#33
Lionel Messi (59) broke his personal record of club goals in a calendar year, surpassing his previous personal best of 58 in 2010.

#34
Lionel Messi (43) broke his personal record of league goals in a calendar year, surpassing his previous personal best of 42 in 2010.

#35
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 44 goals in a calendar year (Cristiano Ronaldo = 43 in 2011).

#36
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 15 hat-tricks in La Liga (César Rodríguez Álvarez = 14).

#37
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 5 away hat-tricks in La Liga.

#38
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 goals at Deportivo de La Coruña's Municipal de Riazor stadium (László Kubala = 6, Ronaldinho = 5).

#39
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 62 years to score 11 goals in the first eight league games (César Rodríguez Álvarez, 1950).

#40
Lionel Messi became the only player this century to score 13 goals in the first nine league games of La Liga (Salva Ballesta, 1999/00).

#41
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barça to score 4 away league goals vs Rayo Vallecano (Koeman = 3).

#42
Lionel Messi became the joint 10th player in the history of La Liga to score 182+ goals (Juan Arza).

#43
Lionel Messi (292 goals) became the 3rd highest scorer in official & friendly games in the history of Barça (Alcántara = 369, Samitier = 333, César = 291).

#44
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 23+ international goals (club and country) in a calendar year.

#45
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 4 goals against Scottish opposition (Sándor Kocsis).

#46
Lionel Messi became only the 8th player in the history of La Liga to score 15 goals after the first 11 games of the season (Bata, Lángara, Pruden, Echevarría, Mariano Martín, Zarra, César).

#47
Lionel Messi became the first player in 62 years to score 15 goals in the first 11 Liga games of the season (César, 1950/51).

#48
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 11 goals in the first 6 away games of the season.

#49
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 league goals away at Mallorca (Kluivert = 5).

#50
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 11 goals against Mallorca (Tamudo = 10).

#51
Lionel Messi surpassed Pelé's South American record of 75 goals in a calendar year, set in 1958, by scoring his 76th goal of 2012 away to Mallorca.

#52
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 6 goals vs Real Zaragoza at Camp Nou (Basora & Begiristain = 5).

#53
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 2 or more goals in a single game 55 times (Zarra = 76, Di Stéfano = 54).

#54
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score 13 goals vs Real Zaragoza (Ferenc Puskás, Raúl).

#55
Lionel Messi became the first player in 64 years to score 17 goals in the first 12 Liga games of the season (César, 1948/49).

#56
Lionel Messi became the joint 9th player in the history of La Liga to score 186+ goals (Santillana).

#57
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of the Champions League to score in 19 different cities (Raúl = 19, van Nistelrooy = 18).

#58
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player this century to score 56 goals in the Champions League (Raúl = 56, van Nistelrooy = 48).

#59
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of the Champions League (main tournament) to score 56+ goals (Raúl = 71, van Nistelrooy = 56).

#60
Lionel Messi is the only player in the history of the Champions League to score 15 braces (Raúl = 14).

#61
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of the Champions League to score 25+ away goals (van Nistelrooy = 24).

#62
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 4 goals vs Spartak Moscow (Romário, Koeman & Stoichkov = 2).

#63
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to score 25 international goals (club & country) in a calendar year (Vivian Woodward, 1909).

#64
Lionel Messi became the first player in the history of the Champions League to score 13 goals in a calendar year (Cristiano later equalled this record).

#65
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 7 goals vs Levante (Cayetano Ré).

#66
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 2+ goals in 4 consecutive away games (3 vs Deportivo, 2 vs Rayo, 2 vs Mallorca, 2 vs Levante).

#67
Lionel Messi became the first player in 69 years to score 19 goals in the first 13 Liga games of the season (Echevarría & Martín, 1943/44).

#68
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to be on the list of the final 3 nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award, on six occasions (2007-2012).

#69
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to score 72 club goals in a calendar year (Gerd Müller, 1972).

#70
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 21 goals in the first 14 Liga games of the season.

#71
Lionel Messi became only the 4th player in the history of La Liga to score 21 goals in the first 14 league games of the season (Bata, Lángara & Pruden).

#72
Lionel Messi set a new personal record of scoring 2+ goals in 5 consecutive games for Barcelona (March 2010 = 4 consecutive games).

#73
Lionel Messi (228 games) became only the 2nd player in the history of Barcelona to score 190 goals in La Liga (César Rodríguez Alvarez, 287 games).

#74
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 191+ league goals (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 190).

#75
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to score 79 club goals in a calendar year (Gerd Müller = 72, 1972).

#76
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score 89+ away goals (Hugo Sánchez = 99, Raúl = 87).

#77
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to score 91 goals in a calendar year (Gerd Müller = 85, 1972).

#78
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of football to win the World Soccer Player of the Year award 3 times (Ronaldo).

#79
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of football to be nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, 4 consecutive times.

#80
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 26+ goals in the first half of the league season (Cristiano = 23).

#81
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score 12 league goals vs Atlético de Madrid at Camp Nou (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 11).

#82
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 16 goals against Atlético de Madrid (César Rodríguez Alvarez = 15).

#83
Lionel Messi became the first player in 71 years to score 25 goals in the first 16 league games of the La Liga season (Pruden 1941/42).

#84
Lionel Messi became only the 3rd player in the history of La Liga to score 25 goals in the first 16 league games of the season (Bata 1931/32, Pruden 1941/42).

#85
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of Barcelona to score a brace in 6 consecutive league games.

#86
Lionel Messi became only the 2nd player in the history of La Liga to score a brace in 6 consecutive league games (Telmo Zarra = 7, 1946/47).

#87
Lionel Messi became the only player in the history of La Liga to score 16 away goals in the first half of the league season.

#88
Lionel Messi became the joint 8th player in the history of La Liga to score 195+ goals (Edmundo Suárez).

#89
Lionel Messi became only the 6th player in the history of Barça to score in 7 consecutive Liga games (Martín & Ronaldo = 10 games. César, Kubala & Cruyff = 7 games).

#90
Lionel Messi became the first Barça player in 15 years to score in 7 consecutive league games (Ronaldo = 10 games, 1997).


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS. SEE YOU IN 2013 FOR SOME NEW RECORDS AND MILESTONES!


If you're curious to see which records & milestones Lionel Messi reached last season, then drop me a tweet (@champ_ian) and I'll send you the list.

Stats courtesy of:
Ian @champ_ian
Khaled @barcastat
Alexis @2010misterchip

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