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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 body so that it can credit Chitalu with the record, according to NewsDay Zimbabwe.
“We have this record, which has been recorded in Zambian football, but unfortunately it has not been recorded in world football,” a Zambia FA spokesperson said.
“Even as the world has been looking at Lionel Messi’s record, breaking Gerd Muller’s, the debate and discussion back here has been why Godfrey’s goals are not being recognized. What we are doing is, we have commissioned an independent team locally to go back into the archives and record minute-by-minute each of those goals. The team that we have put together is going to calc...
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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...
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...
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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.
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Having broken German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year on Sunday, Messi added to his tally in the 11th minute by tapping into an empty net from David Villa's pass...
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 Sport1.de ''my record stood for 40 years - 85 goals in...
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.
Lionel Messi has smashed Gerd Muller record of goals in a calendar year
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Messi 86 in the 2012 calendar year, an all-time record.
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