Lionel Messi surpasses Gerd Muller record of highest goals in a year
Dec 10, 2012, 09:08 AM IST
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Madrid:Barcelona's superstar Lionel Messi added yet another feather in his cap on Sunday by scoring the 86th goal in a calendar year. Messi surpassed German legend Gerd Mueller's record of 85 goals in 1972 when slotted from an Andres Iniesta backheel.
Last season also the 25-year-old was the most successful scorer in a La Liga season by scoring 50 goals.
Messi also holds the honour of being the highest scorer for his club. Last season, the Argentine national went past the record of 232 goals by Cesar Rodriguez in the 1940.
Messi is also favorite for the Ballon d'Or among his competitors- his club-mate Iniesta and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
If Messi manages to win this award this year, he would be the first player to win this award four times.
At present Messi has scored 74 goals for Barcelona this year and 12 for Argentina from 66 games he has played this year so far.