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Messi has decided his next move. Image: Sky Sports

ICYMI: Four Lionel Messi records no human being will ever break

Lionel Messi has produced some supernatural footballing moments which have resulted in some dizzying statistics. Will these ever be touched?

Lionel Messi PSG Barcelona Inter Miami

Messi has decided his next move. Image: Sky Sports

Lionel Messi has produced some supernatural moments on football pitches throughout his stories career. No wonder some people believe he’s an alien.

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Four Lionel Messi records no human will ever break

2012 was an astonishing time for the Argentinian icon, who scored 91 times for club and country across the calendar year. He’s also won seven Ballon d’Or titles including four in a row between 2009 and 2012. Cristiano Ronaldo is next in line with five in total. Messi amassed 672 goals for Barcelona, an all-time record by a male player for a single club. 193 assists in LaLiga is also just an absurd stat if you think about it.

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Messi heading to the MLS

The GOAT spurned a $1.6bn offer from Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal and chose Inter Miami in the MLS instead, where he’ll be the beneficiary of some unprecedented sporting perks. His profound effect on the Inter Miami brand has been staggering and instantaneous. Their Instagram account jumped from 1.1m followers to 8.1m inside a week. They now comfortably have more followers than any NFL, MLB, NHL or MLS team. Messi will receive a share of Adidas kit sales, a share of Apple TV Season Pass revenue, and an option to buy a stake in the club once he retires.

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Messi is moving stateside. Image: @espn / Twitter

We can’t wait to see what the great man cooks up with David Beckham.

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