European football's governing body has announced that Leo Messi has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year 2020. This is the 11th time that Leo has featured in this particular XI.
As the curtain comes down on the first half of the LaLiga campaign, Leo Messi leads the way in the LaLiga goalscoring charts and the Pichichi Trophy standings. He has found the net 11 times, with two of these strikes coming from the penalty spot, one headed effort and a free-kick.
Barcelona open their Spanish Super Cup campaign on Wednesday, when they meet Real Sociedad in the semi-finals. Leo Messi has lifted the tournament crown on eight occasions and has found the net 14 times in his 19 outings in the competition.
Leo Messi has be named Playmaker of the Decade (2011-2020) by IFFHS on the strength of his dominance in recent years. Leo claimed the yearly award in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Today, Sunday, marks the 10th anniversary of Leo Messi's second Ballon d'Or, in which he shared the podium with then Barcelona teammates Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta. Leo is the player with the most Ballons d'Or to his name in the history of the game, having clinched the award on six occasions.
Leo Messi weighed in with two goals in Barcelona's 4-0 away triumph over Granada. Today's double brings Leo's tally for the league season to 11 and sends him top of the division's scoring charts.