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The Players With The Most Man Of The Match Awards Per Season

Ryan Sidle

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The Players With The Most Man Of The Match Awards Per Season

Lionel Messi has been named Man of the Match more often than everyone else in a season on 11 occasions since 2009 alone.


There's really no point in me trying to explain how good Messi is at football, you either know, because you have watched football, or you can't be convinced that he's anything other than Eibarman.

The PSG forward has won pretty much every award going in his career, and there literally can't be enough room in his house for all of them.

That's because in the past 13 years he has picked up an incredible amount of Man of the Match awards, and no one has won more than him in at least eight seasons.

The Pop Foot have put together a list of the 20 best seasons for players, by MotM awards won, and Messi features 11 times out of 20, with Cristiano Ronaldo the second best on the list with four appearances.

The fact he managed to pick up 34 awards in 40 appearances in the 2014/15 season is actually outrageous, and it's no wonder Barcelona won the Treble, winning La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.

Messi then takes the next seven spots on the list, before Cristiano Ronaldo's own 2014/15 season breaks the Argentina forward's run.

That year Ronaldo may not have won any silverware, with his rival gobbling it all up, but he still managed to bag 48 league goals for Real Madrid.

And their rivalry is apparently what's driving Ronaldo to want to leave Manchester United this summer, as he wants to protect his Champions League record from Messi.

When the Ronaldo and Messi era was at its peak. Image: Alamy
When the Ronaldo and Messi era was at its peak. Image: Alamy

Whilst all of Messi's Barcelona seasons are on the list, it's no surprise that there's no room for his only season so far with Paris Saint-Germain.

Things didn't go well at all for the seven time Ballon d'Or in Ligue 1, despite the fact that he won the title with them, as he only scored six times in the league, and only his debut season with Barca saw him scoring less.

Life could have been very different for the 35-year-old however, as he could have ended up at Arsenal, along with Cesc Fabregas.

In the latest round of 'Who Arsene Wenger could have signed,' it appears the Frenchman tried to sign Messi, and Gerard Pique, when he was able to bring Fabregas to north London.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Twitter

Topics: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid

Ryan Sidle
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