Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller's record when he scored the second of his two goals against Real Betis on Sunday night in the La Liga.
That took his 2012 tally to 86 goals, breaking Mueller's record of 85 in a calendar year.
Off the 86, 74 are for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina. Mueller netted 72 for Bayern Munich and 13 for West Germany in 1972 and was 27 at the time. Messi is still just 25-years-old and supremely fit.
It was earlier feared that the no.10 would not be able to go past the 85-goal mark when he came on against Benfica in midweek and injured himself. But the injury was not as bad as it was made to look.
Here's a YouTube video of all the 86 goals that Messi scored in 2012.
Published Date: Dec 10, 2012 01:33 pm | Updated Date: Dec 10, 2012 01:34 pm