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All the records broken by Lionel Messi at the 2022 World Cup

Lionel Messi lifted the 2022 World Cup trophy as the captain of a victorious Argentina national team. He also took home the trophy for the player of the tournament, and broke an entire list of records at the tournament. 

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has won every trophy available to him for club and country now. And in this article, we will be taking a look at all the records that the 34-year-old has broken over the last month. 

All the records that Lionel Messi broke at the 2022 World Cup 

Messi is now Argentina’s leading goalscorer at the World Cup finals with 13 goals, surpassing Gabriel Batistuta, who had 10 to his name. He is also the player with the most appearances at the World Cup finals, surpassing Lothar Matthaus who previously held the record with 25. 

The Argentine has also played more World Cup minutes than Paolo Maldini, who held the record for the most played at the finals. His five man of the match awards earned at the 2022 edition put him past all other players at the tournament, with the most to his name. 

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He is the only player to have won two Golden Balls, once in 2014 and now in 2022. Lionel Messi is also the first player to score in the group stage, the round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final in a single edition of a World Cup.

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Arsh Das
Arsh Das
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