The Barcelona forward has netted 40 goals for the sixth consecutive campaigns.
Lionel Messi’s feats for club and country continue to beggar belief, with the Barcelona and Argentina star one of the best players of all time.
The South American maestro has been in incredible personal form since the turn of the year, with the four-time Ballon d’Or winner threatening to lead the Blaugrana to a memorable treble in 2014-15.
Ahead of Luis Enrique’s men taking on Eibar in La Liga today, an incredible statistic about Messi’s goalscoring longevity has emerged.
As can be seen below, the Argentinean world-beater has netted 40 or more goals in all competitions for the last six consecutive campaigns.
Lionel Messi has now scored 40+ goals in all competitions in 6 consecutive seasons #fcblive [via sq]— barcastuff (@barcastuff) March 13, 2015
This continued and unrelenting goalscoring form has many people claiming that Messi is the best player of all time, never mind the best in the game currently.
With perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo winning the last two Ballon d’Or trophies, it appears that Messi is motivated to win the crown back this year.
Barcelona have a number of key fixtures coming up that the Argentine will play an essential role in, with Manchester City and Real Madrid both travelling to Camp Nou before the end of the month.