Posted December 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
Gerd Mueller is calling 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 Mueller's 40-year-old record for goals in a calendar year. Mueller tells ''my record stood for 40 years - 85 goals in 60 games - and now the best player in the world has broken it, and I'm delighted for him. He is an incredible player, gigantic.'' Mueller scored his goals for Germany and Bayern Munich in 1972. Messi has scored his for Barcelona and Argentina. Mueller says ''he's such a nice and modest professional and I hope he gets one or two more goals in 2012 and that he can then hold onto the record for the next 40 years.''

Messi breaks 40-year record with 86th goal of 2012

Lionel Messi has broken German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012. The Argentine forward scored twice Sunday, putting Barcelona ahead of Real Betis 2-0 by the 25th minute of the Spanish league match. His first goal was an individual effort in the 16th minute to equal Mueller's record. He eclipsed the 1972...

Already Broken: Messi Becomes Record Goal Scorer Before Halftime

Gerd Müller’s 40 year old record fell before the 25th minute, as Lionel Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of the year against Real Betis on Sunday. At halftime Barca were up 2-1 at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. More to come..The post Already Broken: Messi Becomes Record Goal Scorer Before Halftime appeared first on The Soccer Daily.

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 —...

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...

Vilanova: Messi One Of Barça’s Greats

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova described Lionel Messi as one of the club’s greatest ever players following the Argentinian forward’s record-breaking 86th goal of 2012.

Lionel Messi Breaks Gerd Muller’s Record for Most Goals in Calendar Year

With two swift kicks with his left foot, Lionel Messi erased Gerd Muller’s name from the record books and replaced it with his own. The FC Barcelona superstar scored two first-half goals against Real Betis — his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 — breaking Muller’s record for most goals scored in a calendar year. The German legend set the bar in 1972. Messi passed it on Sunday...

Messi Breaks Record In Barça Win

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi tonight broke Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year as his brace helped Tito Vilanova’s side to a 2-1 win against Real Betis.

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...

Full Court Press: Messi Owns 40-Year Old Record With 86th Goal in 2012, Chiefs Players Turn in Guns, Lindsay Ellingson is Popular

Click on photo to read more about Messi’s Record I realize we’re a day late, but whatever. We wanted to give Lionel Messi some love for his 2012 season, which will undoubtedly secure him FIFA Player of the Year… again. Is Messi the best ever? The Press Week 14 NFL Team Report Cards [BleacherReport] It looks as if Larry Fitzgerald has had enough with the Cardinals [CNNSI] Irina...

Pique: Messi has no limits

Gerard Pique described Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as "supernatural" after the Argentinian superstar's latest record-breaking feat. Messi's brace in Barca's 2-1 Primera Division win over Real Betis on Sunday night saw him surpass Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year. The 25-year-old equalled the 40-year-old record in the 16th minute...

Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant

Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant - originally posted on Soccerlens.comLionel Messi goes all out against the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. What they’re fighting over is an autograph, in this Turkish Airlines TV commercial. From - Football News

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.
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