40-Year Record Broken: Lionel Messi Breaks 40-Year Record For Most Goals In A YearBy Marhgil Macuha on Dec 10, 2012 in Amazing, Europe, Sports •
Lionel Messi has broken a 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring his 86th goal, international sports news sites reported on Sunday, December 9, 2012.
According to reports, the 86th goal was accomplished on their game against Real Betis, where he scored 2-0 by the 25th minute of the Spanish league match.
Messi has broken Gerd Mueller‘s 40-year-old record of 85 goals, which was set in 1972. For this year, Messi already has 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 goals for Argentina, having a total of 86 goals.
Moreover, Messi has three more games to play, which means that he can still add more to his total goals before this year ends.
Messi is a finalist for the FIFA‘s world player of the year award, reports said.
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