Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is a soccer player from Argentina whom by many will be considered to be the best of all time. His stats are second to none. While there are plenty of highlights to choose from, his 2011-2012 season in La Liga, playing for Barcelona was one for the history books. In 37 appearances, Messi scored 50(!), league goals. Or, put another way, 1.35 goals per match. Stats that can only be matched by his “rival”, Cristiano Ronaldo. He has continued to provide goals in the latter part of his career. In the 2018-2019 season, he was on target for 36 league goals but also notched up 13 assists.

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