Here's some of his best stats.

1) Barcelona's top goalscorer – 368

Messi became Barcelona's all-time leading goalscorer with a hat-trick in a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna matchingPaulinoAlcantara's previous record. Including friendlies, Messi has scored 396 goals for the club.

2) Champions League top scorer – 71

His performance in the 2-0 win over Ajax saw him draw level with Raul at the top of Champions League scoring charts.

3) Most goals in a calendar year – 91

He scored an incredible 91 goals in 2012,breaking record with a strike against Valladolid.Gerd Muller's previous record of 85 was broken by Messi – for club and country – before increasing the tally further.

4) Most goals in European season – 68

In the 2011/12 campaign,Messi completed the most prolific season in the history of European football.A treble against Malaga saw Messi take his tally to 68, moving ahead of Gerd Muller's record with Bayern Munich.

5) Most goals in a La Liga season – 50

The same season saw Messi break the La Liga record for most goals in a season.His half century was scored in just 37 appearances for Barcelona.Remarkably, 44 of those goals came with his left-foot and just one with head.

6) Most Ballon d'Or wins – 4

Messi has claimed the world prize four times, achieved in succession between 2009 and 2012.He has been in the top two of the voting every year since 2007 with only Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo coming ahead of him.

7) Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in – 21

The record for the Premier League was held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored in 10 successive games for Manchester United in 2003.Messi's streak, in 2013, saw him net in consecutive matches against every single team in La Liga.He was the first footballer in history to achieve that feat too.

8) Most goals in a single European Cup game – 5

The Argentine shares this record with Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano – who notched five against BATE Borisov earlier this season.Messi's haul came in his incredible 2011/12 campaign in a 7-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.After the clash Leverkusen boss Robin Dott claimed he was "in another galaxy".

9) Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season – 8

Messi unsurprisingly holds the record for the most trebles in a campaign which he achieved in 2011/12 season.His hat-trick against Granada took his tally to eight and in turn broke Barca's all-time record.