Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Messi breaks 39-year-old record with hat trick
by Mike Woitalla, May 3rd, 2012 1:09AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, spain

MOST COMMENTED

[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in Barcelona's 4-1 win over Malaga to break Gerd Mueller's 39-year-old record for most goals in all competitions in a European season. Messi's goals against Malaga pulled him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga scoring race with two games left. Ronaldo scored once in Real Madrid's 3-0 title-clinching win over Athletic Bilbao. For video of Papiss Cisse's great strikes against for Newcastle against Chelsea, more on Messi, and leading scorer updates from Europe's major leagues ...

Messi's scored his 68th goal -- the third of a hat trick -- of the 2011-12 season on Wednesday to break Mueller's record of 67 goals, set during his 1972-73 season with Bayern Munich.

In addition to his 46 La Liga goals, Messi scored 14 in the UEFA Champions League, 3 in the Spanish Super Cup, 2 in the Spanish Copa del Rey: 2 in the FIFA World Club Cup and 1 in the UEFA Super Cup.

Spain La Liga
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 46
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 44
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 23
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 22

With two La Liga games left this season, here's how Messi and Ronaldo have scored their La Liga goals so far:

Messi's goals: 35 goals with his feet; 1 header; 8 penalty kicks; 2 free kicks.

Ronaldo: 24 feet; 7 headers; 11 PKs; 2 free kicks.

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 28

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 26
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 22
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn Rovers/Nigeria) 16
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16
Clint Dempsey (Fulham/USA) 16


Newcastle's Cisse hit two beauties to down Chelsea on Wednesday. (His 12th and 13th goals of the season.) ...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Chile longshots begin Copa America prep    
For the USA, the match against Chile Wednesday in Rancagua will the first match of the ...
What They're Saying: Phil Neville    
"I'd be first over there and I'd probably look to two-foot him or take him out ...
Video Pick: Artist and maverick, Riquelme retires    
Juan Riquelme announced the end of his fascinating career on Sunday, at age 36. The Argentine ...
Hope Solo's U.S. future remains up in air    
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati hopes women's national team star Hope Solo makes progress during her ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati     
"Sure. ... We've asked her to do a number of things, and she's going to have ...
MLS Trade Central: Orlando signs Colombian Rivas    
Orlando City signed highly regarded young Colombian Carlos Rivas. The 20-year-old midfielder scored 12 goals in ...
U.S. women to play send-off series in May    
U.S. Soccer will hold a send-off series of three matches against three different opponents over three ...
The Good, the Bad and -- FA Cup shockers     
Europe in a nutshell: Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi and Neymarin moving pictures; Lyon sizzling hot in ...
Fire revamps with three new DPs    
The Chicago Fire has added Scottish international Shaun Maloney to the growing list of British players ...
Tab Ramos: 'We were behind the eight ball'    
The USA beat El Salvador, 2-0, on Saturday to qualify for the 2015 U-20 World Cup ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives