Despite the Catalan club losing their La Liga crown to bitter rivals Los Blancos in the 2016/17 season, Messi was sublime throughout the campaign. However, there is a chance that the Portuguese will outperform the Argentine and here are 5 reasons why... However, the Frenchman changed everything in just a matter of days. "It's the sum of many things".
Barcelona star Lionel Messi continues to win individual awards as the Argentinean won two prizes at the Marca Awards in Madrid on Monday night.
Meanwhile, club teammate Andres Iniesta was named Spain's best player after helping his country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Atletico Nacional were awarded the Jarque / Puerta trophy for giving the title of the Copa Sudamericana to Chapecoense after the air tragedy. No footballer can do the things I can.
What it seems clear is that his own players are in love with him.
"I'm the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones", he told France Football.
Big words from the big man, isn't it?
The previous record was 111ft, meaning the 31-year-old professional show-off beat the previous best by an impressive 26ft.