Messi has achieved many trophies on the strength of his hard work

A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga

most goals in a La Liga and European league season (50)

Below is the list of players that have scored a hat-trick in a La Liga match since the league's creation, in 1929.

Since its creation, more than 100 players have scored at least a hat-trick. Lionel Messi has scored 36 La Liga hat-tricks, making him the player with the most hat-tricks in La Liga history, also jointly holding the record for a single season with eight.

UEFA Champions League (8), and most assists in La Liga (192), a La Liga season (21) and the Copa América (17).

He also holds the record for most international goals by a South American male (94).

Messi has scored over 785 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals by a player for a single club.

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