He's the greatest player in modern football who in Sunday's match against Real Betis managed to break Gerd Mueller's 40 year old record by scoring for the 86th time in a calendar year. You'd think that be enough for the 25 year old Argentine but Messi says he hopes there's plenty more to come.
Speaking at the press conference after the game he said:
"I am obviously very happy. It is a very nice record, I will try to score some other goals so I can make it a little bit more difficult for the next one. For now I just have to continue playing."
"It was you guys talking about the record. I was very calm, very happy to be able to play again after that scary moment the other day. But, anyway, I have set it (the record) so there is no more talk about it."
Many thought they would never see such a remarkable record broken, but as his fellow teammate Gerard Pique described, Messi isn't human, he's supernatural.
His achievements this year make him favourite to win the Ballon d'Or for a record fourth consecutive year, after becoming Barcelona's all-time top scorer. But what will matter more to Messi is not tallies but titles. Having already won 19 trophies at the age of 25, he will be hoping to help Barca claw the Spanish title back from Real Madrid, and win the Champions League for the fourth time with the club.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner