Lionel Messi had the greatest summer of his career in 2021 as he led Argentina to Copa America glory, thus winning his first international trophy of his career.
Messi, who is soon to sign a new contract with Barcelona has now returned back to his club as he aims to begin pre-season as he aims to win silverware on the club front in the 2021-22 campaign.
As we all know, with every game that the Argentine legend plays, he ends up breaking some or the other record.
This is why, we bring to you a list of seven records that Messi is extremely close to breaking and could do that in the next few games that he features in:
500: Messi needs 27 more goals to hit his 500th Liga goal and it won't be a surprise to see him achieve that this season.
35: Messi is just one title away from Ryan Giggs' record of winning 35 titles in club football.
38: When we add international trophies (club and country), Messi has 38 titles, seven less than former teammate Dani Alves' record of 45 titles.
151: Messi is just two games away from Xavi's all-time record of 151 Champions League appearances.
800: Messi needs 33 more goals in all competitions to score his 800th goal.
18: This will be Messi's 18th season with Barcelona.
7: After winning his first major international trophy in the form of the Copa America, Messi is the absolute favourite to win a record-seventh Ballon d'Or.