Argentine maestro Lionel Messi had quite an incredible year 2021.
It is pretty hard to capture every best moment of this genius from throughout the year, but we have listed some of the best, including some mind-boggling stats.
Lionel Messi's best footballing moments of 2021
1) Hat-trick for Argentina vs Bolivia
Messi netted an incredible hat-trick vs Bolivia while breaking Pele's goalscoring record in the same game.
2) Struck the post/crossbar a total number of 10 times with his shots
In the highlight reel below, you'll be astonished with how close these attempts were.
3) First goal for PSG vs Manchester City in the Champions League
Quite a wonderful finish as you'll see in the highlight reel at the end.
4) Scored a total of five free-kicks for club and country
There is no doubt Lionel Messi is the greatest free-kick taker of all time.
5) THAT Champions League goal for FC Barcelona against PSG
You know that goal. You do. You should!
6) Acrobatic finish vs Levante
Quite unlike Messi, but absolutely incredible.
7) Two incredible goals vs Deportivo Alaves
8) Two incredible goals vs Huesca
Saving FC Barcelona.
9) Instant goal after being subbed vs Real Betis
Helping FC Barcelona with an important goal, yet again.
10) Setting up Barcelona's goal for Griezmann with a brilliant dummy before scoring a brace
This was Messi at his absolutely best.
11) Won the Copa Del Rey final for FC Barcelona singlehandedly
Beast of a performance as you'll see in the highlight reel below.
12) Finally won an international trophy - the Copa America and was the player of the tournament
Probably the greatest moment of his incredible career, way ahead of every individual and team accolade he has won in his life.
To watch all the above mentioned 12 incredible things Messi did in 2021, watch this video: