Lionel Messi born on 24 June 1987, birth place Argentina currently playing for Barcelona won the Golden Boot Award as Europe Top Scorer.

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1. He is Barcelona's all-time top scorer in all official club competitions, excluding friendlies.
2. By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.
3. The following year in 2009 he won the Ballon d'Or[3] and FIFA World Player of the Year, and the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 and 2011.[4] He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

Messi is the fourth football player to win three Ballons d'Or, and the second player to win three consecutive Ballons d'Or. Messi has won five La Ligas, two Copas del Rey, five Supercopas de España, three Champions Leagues, two Super Cups and two Club World Cups.

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In 2012, Messi made UEFA Champions League history by becoming the first player to score five goals in one match. He also matched José Altafini's record of 14 goals in a single Champions League season. He also became the first player to top-score in four successive Champions League campaigns. He set the world record for most goals scored in a season during the 2011–12 season, with 73 goals. In the same season, he set the current goalscoring record in a single La Liga season, scoring 50 goals.