EURO 2020

Comparing Lionel Messi's Copa America Stats to Euro 2020's Best Players

Mudeet Arora
Comparison of Lionel Messi's Copa America stats to Euro 2020's best players
Comparison of Lionel Messi's Copa America stats to Euro 2020's best players / Power Sport Images/Getty Images

Lionel Messi has finally claimed an international trophy as he won the Copa America with Argentina this year. This completes the only void left in his absolutely incredible career.

The Argentine maestro came agonizingly close to winning an international trophy on multiple occasions in the past, but this year proved to break the hoodoo.

Discussions and arguments between Ronaldo and Messi fans rose to another level when the Portuguese legend claimed an international trophy courtesy of Portugal's Euro 2016 win, but now, both players have equal number of international trophies.

Messi scored four goals at the Copa America, leading him to win the Golden Boot. He also provided five assists throughout the tournament, once again, more than anyone else.

However, that's not all. Messi topped the charts in nine other categories in terms of best performances at the Copa America.

Here's a comparison of all stats from Euro 2020 and Copa America

Euro 2020:

Most goals (joint) - Cristiano Ronaldo (5)

Most assists - Steven Zuber (4)

Most free-kicks - Damsgaard (1)

Most key passes - Marco Verratti (14)

Most chances created - Kevin De Bruyne (16)

Most successful dribbles - Raheem Sterling (23)

Most accurate through balls - Pedri (4)

Most shot creating chances - Pedri (27)

Most goal creating chances - Pedri (5)

Copa America:

Most goals: Lionel Messi (4)

Most assists: Lionel Messi (5)

Most free-kicks scored - Lionel Messi (2)

Most key passes - Lionel Messi (22)

Most chances created - Lionel Messi (26)

Most successful dribbles - Lionel Messi (36)

Most goal creating chances - Lionel Messi (8)

Most shot creating chances - Lionel Messi (46)

Most accurate through balls - Lionel Messi (4)

As you can see, Messi tops every single category there is to confirm the best player in every single aspect at the Copa America.

Messi is ahead on almost all of criteria mentioned, thus proving he had the best international tournament he and millions of his fans would have hoped for.