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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:

16

* 2007 - 2022 - 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:

25

* 14 Copa America & 11 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

* Seasons 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

* South American Football Confederation

Most goals in major international tournaments:

26

Most assists in major international tournaments:

25

Most Best Player awards in major international tournaments:

4

* World Cup 2014 & 2022 , Copa America 2015 & 2021

Most international goals scored by a South American:

98

World Cup

Most appearances:

26

Most appearances as captain:

19

Only player to win the World Cup Golden Ball

2 times

* 2014 , 2022

Oldest player to win the World Cup Golden Ball:

35y 178d

* 2022

Most goal contributions in World Cup tournaments:

21

* 13 goal, 8 assist

Most World Cup games scored:

11

* Shared with Klose

Only player to assist in 5 World Cup tournaments:

2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022

* 8 assist

Most opening goals at World Cup tournaments:

8

Most Man of the Match awards at Word Cup tournaments:

11

* 1 time 2010, 4 times 2014, 1 time 2018, 5 times 2022

Most Man of the Match awards at a single World Cup tournament

5

* 2022

Only player to win Man of the Match in every round:

Groups, R16, QF, SF, F

*2022

Only player to score in every round:

Groups, R16, QF, SF, F

* 2022

Copa America

Most appearances:

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