Ballon d’Or: 2012 – The year Lionel Messi broke football

    Lionel Messi has rewritten history and redefined standards throughout his extraordinary career, but his individual achievements in 2012 were utterly remarkable – even for him.

    Messi won more in other seasons. The 2011/12 season, for example, was one of the few in the 2010s that Barcelona didn’t win La Liga, while he won the Champions League in 2011 and 2015 but not 2012 – the Catalans were knocked out by an underdog Chelsea in the semi-finals.

    There was also no tournament with Argentina that year, while his only team trophy was the Copa del Rey with Barça. But on an individual level, nobody has ever or will ever match what Messi did.

    He scored 91 goals in the calendar year…ninety one! 79 for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina.

    In 2017, Harry Kane was lauded for scoring 56 goals for club and country in 12 months. That in itself was a ridiculous feat for a goalscorer at the peak of his powers, but still nowhere close to Messi.

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