Lionel Messi managed to sail past the record of Gerd Müller's in a calendar year. Thanks to the 2 strikes he got against Real Betis. There are one three players winning the Ballon d'Or 3 yrs consecutively – Messi happens to be among them. He is favorite who is most likely to be named soon after. And Lionel is one of the greats who become the top score holders in the European Cup 4 years consecutively. Messi is the sole player scoring 5 goals in one Champions League match. Look up his record book and you will find more!