Even though Lionel Messi defeated Robert Gul Lewandowski to win the Ballon d'Or for a record seventh time, the Bayern Munich star remains unstoppable in the battle for the European Golden Shoe.

Lewandowski of Bayern has scored 19 goals for a total of 38 goals in the German Bundesliga's 2021–2022 campaign. This season, the Polish striker is expected to successfully defend his European Golden Shoe title.

Lewandowski scored his 69th goal of the year to draw even with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Icon of Manchester United In 2013, Ronaldo scored 69 goals. The captain of Portugal, known as CR7, served as Real Madrid's main motivator at the time.

Zico, a legendary Brazilian player, scored 72 goals in 1979. A former offensive midfielder for the Selecao, FC Goa now competes in the Indian Super League.

Romario, a Brazilian attacker, scored 72 goals in 2000. In his career, the former Barcelona player claimed to have scored more than 1,000 goals.

The legendary Pele was able to score up to 75 goals in one season, in 1958. In 1965, the Brazilian great scored 72 goals as well.

Gerd Muller, the all-time leading scorer in the Bundesliga, scored once every 105 minutes in the top division of Germany. Muller, often known as Der Bomber, scored 85 goals in 1972.

In 1972, while playing for Bayern Munich and Germany, Muller established the record. In 2012, Messi broke Muller's record by scoring a pair of goals for Barcelona against Real Betis in the first half.

2012 was Messi's season of many goals.

The former Barcelona captain scored 91 goals for both his nation and club (Argentina). Additionally, Messi was declared the 2012 Ballon d'Or champion.

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