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Messi's Top Ten Records

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who became La Liga’s all-time leading scorer (253 goals) following his hat trick against Sevilla on Saturday, has so many records the Daily Mirror decided he needs a top 10 list to single out the most important ones. Not including the Argentine’s latest record, the top 10 list (in no particular order of importance) is as follows: Barcelona’s all-time top scorer (368); UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer (71 -- currently tied with Raul Gonzalez); most goals in a calendar year (91); most goals in a European season (68); most goals in a La Liga season (50); most Ballon d’Or wins (4); most consecutive league games scored in (21); most goals in a single European Cup game (5 -- tied with Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano); most goals in El Clasico (21); most hat tricks in a single season (8).

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