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Messi may have failed to lead his side to La Liga glory this year but he managed to score 25 goals, earning the Pichichi Trophy.
The 33-year-old also notched up 21 assists, an all-time league high for a single season.
It will likely be a while before anyone overtakes him at the top of the pile and he is labelled by The Daily Star as "simply the best."
Check out the entire list below.
10. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund & England)
9. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City & Algeria)
8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City & England)
7. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain & Argentina)
6. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid & Belgium)
5. Sadio Mane (Liverpool & Senegal)
4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt)
3. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain & France)
2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil)
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)
Outside of the top three are Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who have starred this season as The Reds romped to their first ever Premier League title.
Just below them in sixth is Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard, although we've only seen glimpses of his talent since joining 'Los Blancos.'
The Belgian has been tormented by injury since his £103 million move from Chelsea and only started 14 games in the league.
Angel Di Maria joins Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez alongside Jadon Sancho in the top ten.
While Messi tops the list comfortably, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will likely be focused on getting even better when the Champions League resumes.
The Argentine international lamented his side losing out on the league and warned his side to not make the same mistake in Europe.
"I said it some time ago, that playing like this we had no chance of winning the Champions League, and it turns out we didn't even have enough to win La Liga," Messi explained.
"We need to take a breather, let some air in, and clean out minds of all that has happened since December.
"Playing like this we will lose against Napoli.
"We have to start from zero in the Champions League and blame ourselves for what went wrong."
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