Argentina and Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi is widely hailed as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, if not the greatest, winning a number of honours both individually and professionally.
The 32-year-old has registered some unbelievable numbers for Barcelona ever since he made his senior debut for them and now stats have revealed that the striker has won an "staggering" 225 'Man of the Match' awards since the 2010/11 season, which is 100 more than his closest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the last nine years, Messi has won the award 225 times, with him and Ronaldo being the only two players to have been awarded the Man of the Match over 100 times in the given period of time.
1️⃣🇦🇷 Lionel Messi - 225— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 16, 2019
2️⃣🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo - 125
5️⃣🇧🇷 Neymar - 65
9️⃣🇨🇱 Arturo Vidal - 53
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Former Chelsea and new Real Madrid signing, Eden Hazard comes in third on the list with 93 awards, followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has 89 gongs to his name while Neymar and Luis Suarez with 65 awards round up the top-five.
Messi was as usual brilliant last season, winning an impressive 17 MOTM's award and despite his performances, he is not the favourite to win the Ballon d'Or award, with Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk currently in pole position.
Most MoM awards since 2010/11:
1. Lionel Messi - 225
2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 125
3. Eden Hazard - 93
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 89
5. Neymar - 65
5. Luis Suarez - 65
7. Gareth Bale - 62
8. Antoine Griezmann - 58
9. Arturo Vidal - 53
10. Marco Reus - 50