Klose’s retirement: Is this the end of the “6 yard box striker”?

Klose’s retirement: Is this the end of the “6 yard box striker”? - originally posted on It only takes a glance at the sixteen goals scored by Klose in World Cups to understand what kind of forward he is. All goals were finished from inside the area. Almost every single one was executed perfectly from within 12 yards, and almost half were headers. He seems able...
Via Soccerlens
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The World’s top goal scorers

It’s often the mark of a true great starring on the world stage in international football’s biggest tournament. Pele’s done it, Maradona’s done it, and Ronaldo’s done it, this year it was meant to be the year of his namesake alongside Lionel Messi. And whilst Cristiano may have failed to do so, the little Argentinian is still in with a shout of winning the Golden Ball,...
Via The Sports Bank
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Germany crashes Brazil’s party to make it to the Final

In the first of two semi-final matches, the Brazil National Team took on the Germany National Team. These nations had played each other 22 times in the past, with Brazil winning 12, Germany 4, and 5 draws. Brazil came in to the match without their captain Thiago Silva (suspension), and star-man Neymar (injury.) Lineups: BRA (4-2-3-1): 12. Julio Cesar (GK); 23. Maicon, 4. David...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Muller’s Unconventional Style Produces Goals For Germany

Thomas Muller has raised his game again in the World Cup and has been outstanding, except for his blunder on a free kick attempt against Algeria. For the Germans to beat continental rivals France on Thursday, Muller needs to continue his goal scoring prowess. “He has instinct for creating dangerous situations and scores in situations where you don’t expect it. Thomas is a very...
Via World Soccer Talk
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: Why Thomas Muller is so important to Germany’s World Cup Hopes

Thomas MullerTo be fair, this premise can just as easily apply to Bayern Munich, but with Germany knee-deep in their World Cup campaign, let’s take a closer look at the unorthodox, yet brutally efficient Thomas Muller and why he is so crucial to his national side.Muller was poised to have a huge World Cup and praise heaped in from all corners following his devastating display...
Via Ghanasoccernet
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 21 – Total Football

No. 21: Total Football, (Germany, 1974) Every so often, one team can capture the imagination of the watching world. Typically, they are sides that play in a striking style, with unique ideas and ultimately, sample their fair degree of success. In 1974, the Dutch national team—competing at their first World Cup in 36 years—did exactly that. With Rinus Michels at the helm, the...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

adidas Launches F50 to Celebrate Messi’s Goal Record

adidas is proud to celebrate goal record breaker Leo Messi and announce the exclusive and limited edition “Messi 371” adizero F50. Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Leo Messi has truly torn up the history books over the years, breaking many records in the process but his impressive 371 goal haul at the age of 26 surely confirms his place as one of the best players to ever play the...
Via 90Soccer
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Klose to make decision on future

Miroslav Klose has hinted that he might leave Lazio when his contract expires in the summer and could return to the club where he started his career, Kaiserslautern. The 36-year-old striker has enjoyed two productive seasons with the Biancoceleste, while he is only one goal away from breaking Gerd Muller's all-time scoring record for Germany. Injury has prevented him from appearing...
Via Fox Soccer
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Champions League: The Semi-final Preview

An enthralling and exciting semi-final slam awaits us. Four European giants, who play some of the most brilliant football ever seen throughout, battle it out for the chance, the opportunity to take the most prestigious club competition on the continent. Who are the favorites? Who are the underdogs? Here’s our world-class (somewhat) preview of what potentially awaits us all.  ...
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April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Play The Messi Way – Keep the game beautiful

Play The Messi Way – Keep the game beautiful - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIf Ryan Giggs is shattering records in the Premier League, Lionel Messi is doing the same on a much larger scale and getting a lot more attention for it. From breaking Gerd Muller’s record of scoring most goals in a year to becoming the first player to win four Ballon d’Or awards in a row. Messi...
Via Soccerlens
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Germany: All-time football records

Germany: All-time football records - originally posted on Germany has a long and rich history when it comes to the beautiful game with the country divided due to politics until the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demise of the old Soviet Union. Here are ten football records related to Germany national football team: Most capped player No one can get anywhere near...
Via Soccerlens
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

World Cup: All-time Records

World Cup: All-time Records - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThe World Cup is the biggest event in international football. Spain are the current holders of the World Cup and the next tournament will be held in Brazil 2014. Here are ten of the great achievements from the chapters of World Cup records: Most wins Brazil have won the World Cup more than any other nation with a...
Via Soccerlens
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Messi’s new record places him among football’s all-time greats

It is incredible to think that Lionel Messi is only 25-years-old.  Having just broken the 40-year-record for the number of goals scored by an individual in a calendar year, it is easy to forget Messi’s age, particularly considering that he has broken so many records previously.  In fact, it makes you wonder what more can Messi achieve?But before looking ahead, let’s just take...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi: Untouchable?

The little Argentinian recently broke Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year with his eighty sixth strike of 2012. As it turns out however, the record may not have been Muller’s in the first place. The Zambian FA recently launched a case to demonstrate that a player by the name of Godfrey Chitalu, scored 107 goals in 1972 thereby making him the real record holder...
Via Finishers Forum
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Man City back standing fans

Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has undergone successful surgery on a thigh injury, the Serie A club have confirmed. The on-loan Arsenal forward was treated in London by Arsenal consultant Ernest Schilders after suffering the injury in last week's Coppa Italia meeting with Cagliari. A statement on Juve's official website confirmed that the 24-year-old has had the adductor...
Via Fox Soccer
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Baker: Villa showing maturity

Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner has undergone successful surgery on a thigh injury, the Serie A club have confirmed. The on-loan Arsenal forward was treated in London by Arsenal consultant Ernest Schilders after suffering the injury in last week's Coppa Italia meeting with Cagliari. A statement on Juve's official website confirmed that the 24-year-old has had the adductor...
Via Fox Soccer
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Vilanova: Messi’s Not Focused On Breaking The Record

Tito Vilanova has explained why he won’t protect Lionel Messi from injuries, insisted his No10 is not preoccupied by surpassing Gerd Muller’s landmark, and discussed why Barcelona will have it tough in the Round of 16.
Via Ghanasoccernet
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Zambians Lay Claim To Lionel Messi’s Goal Record

Zambians contest Lionel Messi's calendar year goals record Zambians are contesting Lionel Messi’s record of the Most Goals scored in a calendar year. The Barcelona forward smashed the long-standing record of German great Gerd Muller by hitting his 86th goal this year over the weekend in the La Liga match at Real Betis. According to seasoned Zambian broadcaster Dennis Liwewe...
Via Ghanasoccernet
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Zambia Fa: Messi´s Record Belongs To Chitalu

Lionel Messi The Zambian FA has claimed Godfrey Chitalu holds the record for most goals scored in a calendar year, rather than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The Argentine netted his 86th goal of 2012 in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Real Betis at the weekend to break Gerd Muller’s long-standing record, but the African nation’s governing body insists former Kabwe Warriors star scored...
Via Ghanasoccernet
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Taiwanese Animators Ask If Lionel Messi’s Goal-Scoring Records Are Enough To Make Him All-Time Great (Video)

Lionel Messi catches everything he pursues, when it comes to goal-scoring records. On Sunday, the FC Barcelona and Argentina superstar scored his 86th goal of 2012, breaking Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year (though Muller’s ownership of the record is under dispute). The expert animators at Taiwan’s Next Media told Messi’s tale — as only they can —...
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Watch All Of Lionel Messi’s 86 Goals In 2012

Lionel Messi has smashed Gerd Muller record of goals in a calendar year With 86 goals to his name in 2012, Lionel Messi is now “supernatural.” Just ask one of his teammates. Messi scored twice more over the weekend in FC Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Real Betis in Spain’s La Liga. The goals gave Messi 86 in the 2012 calendar year, an all-time record. All 86 goals are available...
Via Ghanasoccernet
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Godfrey Chitalu’s Feats in 1972 Cast Doubt Over Lionel Messi’s Goal Record

Lionel Messi has bathed in adulation since he broke Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year, but the record might not have belonged to Muller in the first place. Zambia’s Godfrey Chitalu reportedly scored 107 goals in 1972. FIFA never officially recognized his goal tally, but the Zambian Football Association is submitting evidence to world soccer’s governing...
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Muller Congratulates ‘incredible’ Messi

Gerd Muller has praised Lionel Messi, describing him as “the best player in the world”, after the Barcelona star broke his record for most goals in a calendar year.
Via Ghanasoccernet
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: All 86 of Lionel Messi's record breaking goals

This weekend Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi broke one of the most respected records in world sports with his 85th and 86th goals of the 2012 calendar year.  German legend Gerd Muller had held the recognized mark with 85 goals scored in 1972.  The 86 goals include an incredible 56 scored in 36 La Liga games, 3 in the Spanish Cup, 2 in the Spanish Super Cup, 13 in European...
Via Awful Announcing
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Muller congratulates Messi on record

Gerd Muller called Lionel Messi "the best player in the world" after the Barcelona forward broke the German's scoring record . Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 on Sunday in the Spanish league, breaking Muller's 40-year-old record for goals in a calendar year. Muller tells "my record stood for 40 years - 85 goals in 60 games - and now...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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