Lionel Messi's Greatest Moments at Barcelona from 2009 to 2012
Messi has gone beyond what others in football have accomplished. Many have said that Messi is from another planet.
In spite of his accomplishments, people have underestimated Messi. I begin 2013 with a review of Messi's achievements at Barca from the last three seasons.
10. 2010: UEFA Champions League Match FC Barcelona vs. Arsenal FC
9. 2012: Copa Del Rey
8. 2012: Surpassing Pele's Record
7. 2012: Surpassing Cesar Rodriguez for Barca All-Time Scorer
According to the FC Barcelona website, Messi became the all-time scorer for the club. Messi achieved this by breaking Cesar Rodriguez's previous record of 232 goals.
Messi scored 233 goals within 329 matches for Barca. The latest record was during the match between La Blaugrana and Granada.
The result was FC Barcelona 5-3 Granada.
6. 2009: FC Barcelona Wins the UEFA Champions League
5. 2012: IFFHS Top Goalscorer of the Year
According to the FC Barcelona website, the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) named Messi as top goal scorer for 2012. According to the IFFHS, Messi scored 50 goals within 37 matches.
The average for Messi was 1.37 goals per match. Ronaldo's average is 1.21 goals per match (46 goals within 35 matches), according to IFFHS.
4. 2012: Scores 91st Goal for the Year
Messi scored his 91st goal in 2012 when Barca played against Valladolid. The result was FC Barcelona 3-1 Valladolid.
3. 2009 FIFA World Player
2, 2012: Third Consecutive Ballon d'Or Award
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for a third time without interruption. Messi received the honor in the beginning of 2012.
1. 2012: 5 Goals in One UEFA Champions League Match Against Bayer Leverkusen
Lionel Messi´s greatest moment was during the UEFA Champions League (UCL) match between FC Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen in March 2012. Messi became the first player to score five goals during a UCL match.
The result was FC Barcelona 7-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
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