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World Records

Most official goals scored for a single club:

672

* Barcelona

Most Ballon d'Or awards:

7

Most consecutive Ballon d'Or awards:

4

* 2009 - 2012

Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d'Or:

13

* 2007 - 2017, 2019, 2021

Youngest player to win the Ballon d'Or 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 times:

23, 24, 25, 28, 32 & 34 years old

Most Club World Cup Golden Balls:

2

* 2009, 2011

Most goals in Club World Cup Finals:

4

* Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo

Scorer in three Club World Cup tournaments:

2009, 2011, 2015

* Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo

Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI:

14

* 2007 - 2020 - Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo

Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year:

91

* 2012

Most Man of the Match awards in major international tournaments:

20

* 14 Copa America & 6 World Cup

Most consecutive league games scored in:

21 games (33 goals)

* Season 2012/13

Only player to score consecutively:

against all teams in a professional league

* Season 2012/13

Only player to score 40+ club goals:

In 9 & 10 consecutive seasons

* Season 2009/10 - 2017/18 & 2018/19

Only player to score 30+ club goals:

In 13 consecutive seasons

* Season 2008/09 - 2020/21

Only player to score 60+ club goals:

In 2 consecutive seasons

* Season 2011/12 - 2012/13

Only player to score in 6 different club competitions:

in a season twice

* Season 2011/12, 2015/2016

Only player to score in 6 different club competitions:

In a calendar year twice:

* 2011, 2015

Only player to score in 6 different club competitions:

In a calendar year:

* Year 2011

Youngest player to have reached 100 caps in CONMEBOL history:

27 years, 361 days old

Most Man of the Match awards in one World Cup:

4

* World Cup 2014

Most international goals scored by a South American:

90

Copa America

Most games played:

34

Most assists:

17

Most assists in one Copa America:

5

* 2021

Most free kicks:

4

Most Man of the Match awards:

14

Most Man of the Match awards in one Copa America:

4

* 2021

Only player:

To score 10+ goals and provide 10+ assists

* 13 goals, 17 assist