We could throw Messi-scoring stats at you until we were blue in the face. But Messi’s accomplishments this year really take shape when you compare him to other current superstars in the game. So check out this unique take on his genius:
2012 Total Scoring [club & country]
Messi 91 – Ronaldo 63 – Ibrahimovic 50 – Falcao 49 – Cavani 45 – Van Persie 39
In the last calendar year, Messi scored almost 30 more times than Ronaldo, and over 40 more than Ibra and Falcao.
2012-13 league goals [5 top European leagues]
Messi 26 – Ibrahimovic 18 – Falcao 17 – Ronaldo ElShaarawy V.Persie 14 – Michu Suarez Cavani 13
In the current season Messi has nearly doubled the output of other top strikers in Europe.
Stats: @messi10stats, @barcastat • Image: David Ramos [Getty]