Messi passes Pele's record

Lionel Messi passes Pele's record against Mallorca

Posted: 12 November 2012 Time: 01:03 pm

Lionel Messi has surpassed Pele's record of goals scored in a 12-month period, and now has Gerd Muller's record tally of 85 goals in his sights.

Messi scored twice against Mallorca on Sunday, giving him 76 goals in 59 appearances.

Pele's scoring mark is 75 goals in one calendar year, which he accomplished in 1958.

Messi still trails Muller, who scored a total of 85 goals for Bayern Munich and West Germany in just 60 games in 1972.

The 25-year-old needs a goal a game in Barcelona's remaining nine appearances in 2012 to catch Muller's record – one more than that to pass it.

Previous comments on this story...

Gucci Man
posted: 01:05 pm
Messi is talented , CR7 is blessed
Tico MP
posted: 01:20 pm
so kantsi was da fuss wit pele...i dnt think he was as great as messi.....................
DJRise
posted: 01:21 pm
Well, he is the best player in the world if not in football history. We should not be suprised...
Seehle
posted: 01:22 pm
Coz Messi laid his hands on CR7's head and blessed him :-)
Bucs Shady
posted: 01:26 pm

Tico MP
posted: 01:20 pm | Report
so kantsi was da fuss wit pele...i dnt think he was as great as messi.....................

Did you see Pele play? how many World Cups does Messi have?
khosilangampela
posted: 01:30 pm
Messiless Messi.nothing compares 2ds player,hs just challenging himself.by da way z de any stronger team 2beat amakhosi,coz every team we beat z weak to rats.khosi till manyisa and lentshwathi gt a call up 2ply with legendz.
Gucci Man
posted: 01:30 pm
Pele.....was like Thuso Phala ,David Radebe ,Paulos Masehe
Gucci Man
posted: 01:34 pm
Who cares about this ignorant Pele's achievement
ZION 2
posted: 01:37 pm
This dude is a goal merchant, the best the world has ever seen. I know he can do it.. its not easy to break other peoples record. Dnt hate him! Lets appreciate what he is doing, ow! how i wish a player from 9ja will be deadly in the field just like him..
Teetotaller 'J-Line'
posted: 01:37 pm
@Gucci
Pele.....was like Thuso Phala ,David Radebe ,Paulos Masehe
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lol.....I concur with your statement
khosilangampela
posted: 01:38 pm
just wonder,if messi z not a robot.just cnt get enough of hs brillience.talk bwt God remoted player,a highly favored one.khosi til manyisa an lentshwati gt a legends cal up.
Bucs Shady
posted: 02:02 pm
I bet messi does not wipe his ass anymore... he has got so many people licking in clean
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 02:02 pm
"The 25-year-old needs a goal a game in Barcelona's remaining nine appearances in 2012 to catch Muller's record – one more than that to pass it."
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Messi will do that in 3 games, mark my words.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 02:04 pm
The Greatest player in his Generation by far...We are privileged to watch him display his skills...There are few like him in the world of football.

Lionel "Atomic Flea" Messi...Look at the number of defenders around him.
Champ Silago
posted: 02:17 pm
CR7 is still better than u
Champ Silago
posted: 02:17 pm
CR7 is still better than u
khosilangampela
posted: 02:18 pm
Start your comment hereim sorry 2sy ds bt.if u stil compare Messi with cr7,u are indeed ratad bustad.
Sthathe Africa (Conquer the Continent)
posted: 02:20 pm
That is exactly why Pele is Jelousy!! The Greatest footballer of our lifetime,,,no doubt!!
Dr Khoza
posted: 02:25 pm
Messi is better but CR7 is the BEST.
fourbyfour
posted: 02:50 pm
The most valued trophy in the world is the world cup...thts where we see the best team in the whole world and the most influential players in the world...so to be the best or the greatest player in football history you need to win the cup as a team and be influential in helping your country in winning this cup...meaning you can be a top goal scorer, have the most assists, clean sheets and etc. In this case you guys are saying messi is the best but he never played in the world cup semi final never mind the final...come guys tghink things through...
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