Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
Switzerland-USA: Klinsmann seeks chemistry     
Coming off a 3-2 loss to Denmark, which featured another last-game collapse by the Americans, Coach ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Rongen    
"On the highest level, I'm not so sure that Jurgen Klinsmann is the right person for ...
MLS Power Rankings: Gritty FC Dallas tie keeps it on top    
Down to 10 men early in the game, FC Dallas held out for a 0-0 tie ...
U-17 striker Haji Wright joins New York Cosmos    
The NASL's New York Cosmos have signed 17-year-old Southern California product Haji Wright, who started at ...
What They're Saying: CMN Sports    
"As an organization, CMN Sports takes pride in providing some of the most exhilarating soccer matches ...
Road to Russia: Belize survives Caymans' scare    
Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda and Dominica wrapped up series victories in the first round of World Cup ...
Video Pick: A 60-yard goal from young Belgian     
Marco Weymans, a 17-year-old Belgian who plays for Dutch club PSV, scored from his own half ...
Europe in a Nutshell: Big week for the British Isles     
An international break for Euro 2016 qualifying in the pursuit of Paris: Reviewing an interesting week ...
Freddie Adu signs with Finnish club KuPS    
Freddy Adu has signed a one-year contract with Finnish club KuPS, the 11th club in 12 ...
Morris replaces Johannsson on U.S. roster    
The second forward is the snake-bitten position on the U.S. national team's trip to Europe. After ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives