Lionel Messi can boast the record of catching up with the legendary goals scored by the legendary Gerd Muller and Eusebio.
Messi won La Liga top scorer this season with 25 goals for Barca. This is the 7th time he has won Pichichi, surpassing the old record of the legendary Telmo Zarra with 6 times.
In addition, the new record helps Messi balance the achievements of two legendary Gerd Muller and Eusebio. They are the rare players to win the Top Scorer in 7 different seasons.
Messi has 7 seasons to win the La Liga top scorer. In particular, “Bomb King” Muller received the awards in the seasons 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74 and 1977/78 in Bayern Munich. “Black panther” Eusebio success with Benfica in the seasons 1963/64, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1969/70 and 1972/73.
On Messi’s side, he conquered the Pichichi award in the seasons 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20. Thus, Barca striker has 4 consecutive seasons won Pichichi, equal to Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez.
Besides, Messi is also the second player after Thierry Henry to make at least 20 goals and assists in the same season in the national championship. He has 25 goals and 21 assists for Barca. In the past, Henry has contributed 24 goals and 20 assists for Arsenal in the English Premier League in the 2002/03 season.
Messi balances his goalscoring and assisting goals at least 20 times a season. Now, Messi will continue to look for other goals, such as balancing the goals scored for a club of Pele. Messi has 633 goals for Barca, only 10 less than Pele in Santos. Next season, Messi aims to win the 8th Pichichi to monopolize this position.