Season's achievements

• The Argentinian FIFA Ballon D'Or winner scored 53 goals in 55 club appearances, including 31 in the Spanish top flight.

• Finished UEFA Champions League top scorer for the third season running, with a record-equalling 12-goal tally.

• Scored twice against Real Madrid CF in the semi-finals and hit Barcelona's second in the final against Manchester United FC.

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Year in numbers

Appearances

46

13 in UEFA competitions

33 in domestic competitions

Minutes played

3905

1047 in UEFA competitions

2858 in domestic competitions

Goals

43

12 in UEFA competitions

31 in domestic competitions

Assists

21

3 in UEFA competitions

18 in domestic competitions

Goal attempts

115

35 in UEFA competitions

80 in domestic competitions

Passes completion %

87.38%

88.6% in UEFA competitions

86.16% in domestic competitions

Matches won

35

9 in UEFA competitions

26 in domestic competitions

Matches drawn

8

3 in UEFA competitions

5 in domestic competitions

Matches lost

3

1 in UEFA competitions

2 in domestic competitions

UEFA competitions: Matches in UEFA's own competitions e.g. UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Non-EURO international matches are not included.
Domestic competitions: Matches in the player's domestic league. (Figure does not include cup matches.)

What they said

"The team played excellently, we created goal chances throughout the game and I know I could have scored a couple more, too. However, the general feeling is that this was a perfect night
Messi after the 5-1 win against Panathinaikos FC (September 2010)
Messi is our genius, the guy who pulls us through tough games and he's done it again
Daniel Alves praises Messi after he scored twice in the round of 16 tie against Arsenal FC (March 2011)
Just another demonstration by Leo that he wears the crown and it's going to be very difficult for anyone to take it off him. He is making history and he is en route to proving he is the best of all time
Javier Mascherano on Messi's performance in the second leg of the semi-final against Real Madrid CF (May 2011)
We're very happy to lift another trophy. It was a difficult season, but we showed who we are. To be the man of the match is the least important thing because it was incredible how we played. We were very good in all areas
Messi reacts to Barcelona's UEFA Champions League final victory (May 2011)
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