In addition to winning and lifting the trophy with Argentina, Lionel Messi had an amazing performance in the 2021 Copa America and leads in nine of the stats.
Here, all the Copa America stats where Messi was the best:
– Most goals (4)*
– Most assists (5)
– Most free kick goals (2)
– Most key passes (22)
– Most chances created (26)
– Most successful dribbles (36)
– Most goal creating actions (8)
– Most shot creating actions (46)
– Most accurate through balls (4)
*Luis Díaz, from Colombia, also scored four goals.
This is the video Messi posted via his Instagram account, which is a great recap of his best plays during the tournament:
El video que subió Leo Messi en su cuenta de Instagram tras haber ganado la Copa América. Mirá pic.twitter.com/n3TCiQjBni— Noticias Digital 🔴 (@NotiDigitalAr) July 11, 2021
With the stunning Copa America Messi had, which ended up with his national team lifting the trophy, the Ballon d’Or FIFA 2021 seems to have a clear candidate. Will Lionel Messi be able to win his 7 th Ballon d’Or, this year?