Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe: Who had the most goal contributions in every season?

Kylian Mbappe enjoyed a spectacular 2021/22 season with Paris Saint-Germain.

As a team, the star-studded French outfit flattered to deceive, crashing out of the Champions League in the last-16 and failing to secure any of the domestic cups on offer.

PSG did win the Ligue 1 title, but a side containing Mbappe, Neymar, Lionel Messi and many other world-class footballers should be achieving far more than that.

But while Mauricio Pochettino’s side were nothing to write home about overall, Mbappe was up there among the very best individual performers of the season.

The Frenchman – who recently signed a lucrative three-year contract extension at PSG – scored and assisted goals at a frightening rate.

Mbappe’s heroics throughout 2021/22 have seen him join an exclusive club of players to finish a European campaign in the 21st century with the most goal contributions recorded across all competitions.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates a goal for PSG
MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 09: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 09, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Check out all the winners of that prestigious accolade here. Spoiler alert, Messi features an obscene amount of times…

The player with the most goals+assists in every single season since 1999/2000

1999/2000 – Ivica Vastic, Sturm Graz (44)

Games: 48 | Goals: 39 | Assists: 5

2000/2001 – Rivaldo, Barcelona (46)

Games: 53 | Goals: 36 | Assists: 10

2001/2002 – Jardel, Sporting Lisbon (55)

Games: 36 | Goals: 48 | Assists: 7

Jardel with Sporting Lisbon
LISBON – DECEMBER 16: Mario Jardel of Sporting Lisbon lays the ball off during the Portuguese Campeonato match between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon played at the Stadium of Light, in Lisbon, Portugal on December 16, 2001. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Nuno Correia/Getty Images)

2002/2003 – Thierry Henry, Arsenal (60)

Games: 55 | Goals: 32 | Assists: 28

2003/2004 – Thierry Henry, Arsenal (57)

Games: 52 | Goals: 39 | Assists: 18

2004/2005 – Roy Makaay, Bayern Munich (51)

Games: 47 | Goals: 34 | Assists: 17

2005/2006 – Ronaldinho, Barcelona (50)

Games: 45 | Goals: 26 | Assists: 24

2006/2007 – Francesco Totti, AS Roma (47)

Games: 50 | Goals: 32 | Assists: 47

Francesco Totti with Roma
ROME- DECEMBER 22: Francesco Totti of Roma celebrates after scoring during the Serie A match between Roma and Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico on December 22, 2007 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)

2007/2008 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United (50)

Games: 49 | Goals: 42 | Assists: 8

2008/2009 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (57)

Games: 51 | Goals: 38 | Assists: 19

2009/2010 – Luis Suarez, Ajax (73)

Games: 48 | Goals: 49 | Assists: 24

2010/2011 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (80)

Games: 55 | Goals: 53 | Assists: 27

2011/2012 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (103)

Games: 59 | Goals: 72 | Assists: 31

Lionel Messi with the 2012 Ballon d'Or trophy
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Argentina receives the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2012 trophy on January 7, 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

2012/2013 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (77)

Games: 50 | Goals: 60 | Assists: 17

2013/2014 – Jonathan Soriano, Red Bull Salzburg (70)

Games: 43 | Goals: 48 | Assists: 22

2014/2015 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (88)

Games: 56 | Goals: 58 | Assists: 30

2015/2016 – Luis Suarez, Barcelona (81)

Games: 52 | Goals: 58 | Assists: 23

2016/2017 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (74)

Games: 52 | Goals: 54 | Assists: 20

Lionel Messi with Barcelona in 2017
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates as he scores their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Bernabeu on April 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

2017/2018 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (65)

Games: 54 | Goals: 45 | Assists: 20

2018/2019 – Lionel Messi, Barcelona (71)

Games: 49 | Goals: 49 | Assists: 22

2019/2020 – Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich (65)

Games: 47 | Goals: 55 | Assists: 10

2020/2021 – Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich (56)

Games: 39 | Goals: 48 | Assists: 8

2021/22 – Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain (65)

Games: 46 | Goals: 39 | Assists: 26

Kylian Mbappe in action with PSG
MADRID, SPAIN – MARCH 09: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates a goal that is going to be annulled during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 09, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Well played, Kylian.

But while Mbappe’s numbers from 2021/22 are mighty impressive, the list above is about one man and one man only – Messi.

The diminutive genius finished top for goals and assists combined in eight of the 23 completed seasons, including an astonishing haul of 103 in 2011/12 alone.

Will that total ever be equalled or surpassed? Put it this way, we can’t see it happening for a long, long time.

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